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Friday, 22 December

03:11

Avocado Oil: Does This Modern Fat Qualify as Healthy? The Healthy Home Economist

When it comes to cooking oils, new and modern are usually synonymous with avoid. Canola oil, soy oil, corn oil, and of course margarine readily come to mind. Avocado oil, however, is one refreshing example where this rule does not apply! While avocados have thousands of years of traditional use and benefits, the extracted oil ...

03:06

Elsevier retracting 26 papers accepted because of fake reviews Retraction Watch

Elsevier has retracted 13 papersand says it will retract 13 moreafter discovering they were accepted because of fake reviews. A spokesperson for Elsevier told us that the journals are in the process of retracting all 26 papers affected by the peer-review manipulation and unexplained authorship irregularities. Most share one corresponding author, a physical science researcher []

The post Elsevier retracting 26 papers accepted because of fake reviews appeared first on Retraction Watch.

03:01

Germany unveils hydrogen-powered train that only emits steam Health Nut News

Traveling up to 500 miles per day at speeds of 87 MPH, Germanys newest train runs exclusively on hydrogen fuel and emits only water vapor. RELATED STORY: 100% of Dutch Trains are now Powered by Wind The train, called the Coradia iLint, runs counter to the countrys 4,000 diesel trains. Fourteen of these trains have been ordered in

02:41

5 beauty products you can make from herbs growing in your garden Health Nut News

Herbal cosmetics are beauty products made with various herbs directly added or infused to the cosmetic product. Go to any beauty store and youll see numerous products containing natural extracts, which help to cleanse, moisturize, tone, anti-age, and condition. While some beauty products sound exotic, others such as Chamomile, Green Tea, Calendula, and Rose, are flowers

02:33

Whats Love Got to Do With it? Fluoride Action Network

Below is a moving letter FAN received a few days ago from Audrey Adams, a campaign leader in Washington State, about her son Kyle.  According to the promoters of fluoridation, people like her son who are hypersensitive to fluoride dont exist. Unfortunately, the severe impact of fluoride on some individuals is all too real, as youll learn from the letter below.  We at FAN would like to thank Audrey for sharing with us this powerful and often painful story about her son.

Before we get to the letter, here is an update on our fundraiser.  We had a very good day yesterday and by midnight we had just topped $70,000 (actually $70,038) from 289 supporters. Dont forget that one of our super angels has pledged to donate $1,000 when we have reached 300 donors and donor #300 will win one of our books or the equivalent value in other premiums. We are likely to reach that number today. We will phone or email the winner.

REMINDER: On Wednesday, December 27th at 5:30pm PST (8:30pm EST), FAN will be holding a Live Auction broacast over our social media pages (Facebook and Twitter), in which supporters can bid (and out-bid!) each other on various donated items. You can bid via email prior to the event, and by phone during the live auction.

If you have something you would like to donate to our auction, please email a photo and description of the item to Jay Sanders: jstandards@yahoo.com

Meanwhile, a huge thank you to all those 289 supporters who have donated so generously during the last 20 days and for everything else you do during the year to end this unethical and reckless practice.

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02:23

Nurse Practitioner Does a 180 on Vaccines The Thinking Moms' Revolution

December 21, 2017 I know many people want to hear from medical professionals about how their vaccine views have evolved. So here you go. Im a nurse practitioner, and here is my story. My dad is a pediatrician, and I Continue reading

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02:03

Delving into the atomic realm Fluoride Action Network

Models and schematic diagrams are powerful tools for studying the fundamental workings of chemistry, but theyre not enough for Wilson Ho.

Atoms, molecules and the bonds that hold them together I want to see these things as they actually appear in nature, says Ho, UCIs Donald Bren Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry. These phenomena are central to chemistry; its important to image them directly instead of just studying them from drawings in textbooks.

Ho, who came to UCI in 2000, has made a career out of trying to understand intermolecular behavior. He wants to know what the nature of this interaction is, whats really happening at the point of bonding and what makes molecules attract each other to form more complicated, extended structures?

In recent months, he and his research group have made significant breakthroughs in their efforts to see these heretofore invisible processes. Their goal was to get a snapshot of chemical bonds involving fluorine, which shares a column on the periodic table with other so-called halogen elements, including chlorine, bromine and iodine.

Fluorine is used in a lot of drugs and in polymers that make up many of the materials people use daily. But, according to Ho, even manufacturers who handle molecules containing the element arent clear on how it interacts with adjacent compounds.

Using a one-of-a-kind, handmade microscope, Ho and his graduate students succeeded in imaging halogen bonds in real space and reported their findings in Science this summer.

Views previously attained through our method have shown that many chemical bonds are quite similar in the real world to what you see in the literature: basically, atoms with lines connecting them, Ho says. But the pattern of the fluorine-halogen bond a sort of pinwheel shape was quite surprising, certainly different from anything you would draw on a sheet of paper.

The veteran scientist says that this line of research has spurred an evolution in his thinking about chemical bonds, which are classified under such headings as hydrogen, covalent, ionic and halogen, as well as weak bonds known as Van der Waals interactions that Ho compares to the sticky footsteps of a gecko.

The deeper implication of our work is that all these different types of chemical bonds can be described within a more unified picture, he says. Using our apparatus and technique, we can see that strong covalent bonds and weaker halogen bonds appear very similar; theres just a difference in strength and the degree of electron sharing.

Key to all the discoveries coming from Hos lab is an instrument called a scanning tunneling microscope. Occupying three levels in the basement of Reines Hall, the hulking conglomeration of stain...

01:49

Oberon NSW: Its back: fluoride has returned to the council agenda Fluoride Action Network

ADDING fluoride to the water supply is back on Oberon Councils agenda.

It comes after council received a letter from Health Minister Brad Hazzard about the oral health benefits of fluoride in the water supply.

Adding to that, correspondence has been received from Oberon Health Council seeking council to reconsider its current position in relation to fluoridation and for Oberon Council to review the standing resolution that the Oberon water supply not be fluoridated.

Council resolved not to support the addition of fluoride in the Oberon water supply in May 2014 after substantial community consultation and public meetings held in 2013.

The topic generated plenty of correspondence at the time as the two sides of the argument presented their cases.

At Oberon Councils ordinary meeting on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Veronika Cvitanovic from the Oberon Residents Against Fluoridation (ORAF) group presented a petition to council with 672 signatures and said the overall consensus was that it was a waste of money and most of the water would go down the drain.

Anti-fluoride campaigners turned out at that meeting to reinforce their position.

Councillors were given the opportunity to address the meeting and explain the reason for their decision.

At the time, three councillors voted for fluoridation and five councillors voted against adding fluoride to Oberons water supply.

At Tuesday nights council meeting, a recommendation was carried to accept Minister Hazzards offer for a face-to-face briefing for council and senior staff led by suitably qualified people from NSW Health before council makes any determination on the matter.

Further to that, the recommendation said qualified people opposing the fluoridation of Oberons water supply should be included in the briefing.

Cr Ian Doney said the last time council went through this it was a rip-roaring debate.

*Original article online at https://www.oberonreview.com.au/story/5132519/its-back-fluoride-has-returned-to-the-council-agenda/

01:36

NBC: Doctor researching cancer says common plant may hold cancer cure Health Nut News

Dr. Shiyou Li, a research professor who has been working at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas for the last 25 years, says he and his team have discovered a promising cancer-fighting compound in a plant that has been wreaking havoc in East Texas lakes. RELATED STORY: Cancer patient- I illegally healed myself with

01:15

Human Connection is the Antidote to a Culture of Isolation Mad In America

When the U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, was asked what the biggest disease in America was, he stated: Its not cancer, its not heart disease, it is the pronounced isolation that so many people are experiencing that is the great pathology of our lives today.1 Thomas L. Friedman, Pulitzer prize-winning author and journalist with The New York Times, stated: How ironic, we are the most technologically connected generation in human history, and yet more people feel more isolated than ever. The connections that matter most and that are most in short supply today are the human-to-human ones.

I want to offer some thoughts and some hope about a process I think we are all undergoing. One the one hand, we see disruption all around us. Unsustainable systems are collapsing, resulting in an acceleration of the breakdown of our community, social, economic and political infrastructure; which for some, leads to a fear-based amplification of prejudice and fear and a clinging to isolation and silo or wall-building.

On the other hand, however, increasingly people feel a deep sense of purpose that is activating our greatest gifts. We sense that something new, hopeful and empowering is in the process of emerging. Apparently, we need to burn through some darkness before we collectively see the light. The light is a palpable shift toward reaching for human connection; toward opening our hearts and our minds and intentionally focusing on the positive future that wants to emerge. We engage our curiosity, compassion, and courage and reconnect with our shared humanity. People are stepping up, sharing their vulnerability and wisdom and embodying a renewed sense of empowered, cooperative leadership. This is the elevation of our shared humanity.

We are increasingly engaged and experiencing profound social and personal transformation. We are realizing our essential nature and reaching for human connection within and beyond ourselves and realizing that there is nothing to fight against. We are directly engaging in co-innovating and evolving to a more just humanity and a more sustainable democracy.

Moving from the 40,000 foot perspective to an on-the-ground, personal perspective, what does this mean?

Human beings have been making war for a long time in many cultures, meaning in many minds, because the culture is a reflection of the mind. It is noteworthy to state here that there is clear and compelling historical evidence that when matrifocal societies dominated the planet there was no evidence of war. However, in our current patrifocal societies, there is no escaping the damage of war  whether we are aware of the damage or not.

I am coming to a clearer understanding that when I am not at peace in my own mind, I am waging an internal war and that war is projected onto others whether I am aware of broad...

01:14

Keys to coping with grief during the holidays Health Nut News

By Dr. Mercola Dealing with the loss of my mom, who died this past July, I have a new appreciation for those who experience intensified feelings of grief and loss during the holiday season. Grief is a valuable feeling but can be an emotional rollercoaster. Given its ebb and flow, it can be hard to know how

01:06

Physicians for Informed Consent Finds MMR Vaccine Causes Seizures in 5,700 U.S. Children Annually Vaxxter

Los Angeles, Calif. The California-based nonprofit organization, Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC), recently reported in The BMJ that every year about 5,700 U.S. children suffer seizures from the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. This finding...

The post Physicians for Informed Consent Finds MMR Vaccine Causes Seizures in 5,700 U.S. Children Annually appeared first on Vaxxter.

00:53

Chemical composition and biological activities of Salvia officinalis essential oil from Tunisia. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  EXCLI J. 2017 ;16:160-173. Epub 2017 Mar 6. PMID: 28507464 Abstract Title:  Chemical composition and biological activities of Salvia officinalis essential oil from Tunisia. Abstract:  The aim of this study is to evaluate the chemical composition, antioxidant, antimicrobial, insecticidal and allelopathic activities of Tunisia Salvia officinalis essential oil (SoEO). The SoEO was characterized by the presence of 49 components with camphor (25.14 %),-thujone (18.83 %), 1,8-cineole (14.14 %), viridiflorol (7.98 %), -thujone (4.46 %) and -caryophyllene (3.30 %) as the major components, determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The level of antioxidant activity, determined by complementary tests, namely 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical-scavenging (IC50= 6.7 mg/mL), linoleic acid peroxidation (IC50= 9.6 mg/mL) and ferric reducing assays (IC50= 28.4 mg/mL), was relatively moderate. The SoEO was also screened for its antimicrobial activity. Good to moderate inhibitions were recorded for most of tested microorganisms. It also exhibited important insecticidal activity against Spodoptera littoralis larvae and Tribolium castaneum adults with LC50 values of 55.99 and 97.43 l/L air, respectively. The effect of the SoEO on seeds germination and growth showed different activities against radical and hypocotyl elongation ofthe tested species. These results suggest the potential use of the SoEO as natural antimicrobial preservative in cosmetic, pharmaceutical industry and in pest management.

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00:47

10 crore people in India getting water with excess fluoride Fluoride Action Network

  • Note from FAN: According to Wikipedia, 1 crore = 10 million. Thus 10 crore = 100 million. The population of India was estimated at 1.324 billion in 2016.

The central government has released Rs 800 crore so that community water purification plants could be set up.

More than 10 crore people in the country are getting water contaminated with excess fluoride, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

To deal with the problem, the central government has released Rs 800 crore so that community water purification plants could be set up, minister for drinking water and sanitation Narendra Singh Tomar said during Question Hour.

About 10.06 crore population living in 12,577 habitations in different states and union territories are getting drinking water with excess fluoride, he said.

To deal with arsenic and fluorid contamination, with the recommendation of NITI Aayog, the Government of India has released Rs 800 crore in March 2016 for commissioning water purification plants in 1,327 arsenic and 12,014 fluoride affected habitations so that safe water for drinking and cooking needs is addressed immediately, Tomar said.

In addition, funds to the tune of Rs 100 crore each have also been provided for tackling arsenic and fluoride problems in West Bengal and Rajasthan respectively for last mile connectivity in commissioning surface water-based piped water supply schemes.

He said the ministry had launched the national water quality sub-mission on March 22 to provide safe drinking water to about 28,000 arsenic and fluoride affected habitations over a span of four years.

*Original article online at http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/10-crore-people-in-india-getting-water-with-excess-fluoride/story-LMDSJEHG4pDAX7f6xDahiJ.html

00:10

Pharmacological properties of Salvia officinalis and its components. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  J Tradit Complement Med. 2017 Oct ;7(4):433-440. Epub 2017 Jan 13. PMID: 29034191 Abstract Title:  Pharmacological properties of Salvia officinalis and its components. Abstract:  Salvia officinalis (Sage) is a plant in the family of Labiatae/Lamiaceae. It is native to Middle East and Mediterranean areas, but today has been naturalized throughout the world. In folk medicine, S. officinalis has been used for the treatment of different kinds of disorders including seizure, ulcers, gout, rheumatism, inflammation, dizziness, tremor, paralysis, diarrhea, and hyperglycemia. In recent years, this plant has been a subject of intensive studies to document its traditional use andto find new biological effects. These studies have revealed a wide range of pharmacological activities for S. officinalis. Present review highlights the up-to-date information on the pharmacological findings that have been frequently reported for S. officinalis. These findings include anticancer,anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antimutagenic, antidementia, hypoglycemic, and hypolipidemic effects. Also, chemical constituents responsible for pharmacological effects of S. officinalis and the clinical studies on this plant are presented and discussed.

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00:00

PNAS retraction weakens theory that fish travel with siblings Retraction Watch

In 2016, researchers at Oregon State University published a paper in PNAS that surprised the research community. They showed that certain fish species travel with their siblings even fighting against the currents of the Pacific Ocean to stay together. Needless to say, the research community was skeptical, given how difficult a feat this would []

The post PNAS retraction weakens theory that fish travel with siblings appeared first on Retraction Watch.

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Thursday, 21 December

23:51

Sage essential oil can modulate genetic damage and histological alteration induced by carbon tetrachloride in the testes. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2017 Nov 3. Epub 2017 Nov 3. PMID: 29098592 Abstract Title:  Genotoxicity of carbon tetrachloride and the protective role of essential oil of Salvia officinalis L. in mice using chromosomal aberration, micronuclei formation, and comet assay. Abstract:  The present work was conducted to evaluate the genotoxic effect of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) in mouse bone marrow and male germ cells. The safety and the modulating activity of sage (Salvia officinalis L.) essential oil (SEO) against the possible genotoxic effect of CCl4 were also evaluated. A combination of in vivo mutagenic endpoints was included: micronucleus (MN), apoptosis using dual acridine orange/ethidium bromide (AO/EB) staining, comet assay, chromosomal aberrations (CAs), and sperm abnormalities. Histological examination of testis tissues was also studied. The extracted SEO was subjected to gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) for identifying its chemical constituents. Safety/genotoxicity of SEO was determined after two consecutive weeks (5 days/week) from oral treatment with different concentrations (0.1, 0.2, and 0.4 mL/kg). For assessing genotoxicity of CCl4, both acute (once) and subacute i.p. treatment for 2 weeks (3 days/week) with the concentrations 1.2 mL/kg (for acute) and 0.8 mL/kg (for subacute) were performed. For evaluating the protective role of SEO, simultaneous treatment with SEO plus CCl4 was examined. In sperm abnormalities, mice were treated with the subject materials for five successive days and the samples were collected after 35 days from the beginning of treatment. Based on GC-MS findings, 22 components were identified in the chromatogram of SEO. The results demonstrated that the three concentrations of SEO were safe and non-genotoxic in all the tested endpoints. Negative results were also observed in bone marrow after acute and subacute treatment with CCl4. In contrast, CCl4 induced testicular DNA damage as evidenced by a significant increase of CAs in primary spermatocytes, sperm abnormalities, and histological distortion of testis. A remarkable reduction in these cells was observed in groups treated with SEO plus CCl4 especially with the two higher concentrations of SEO. In conclusion, SEO is safe and non-genotoxic under the tested conditions and can modulate genetic damage and histological alteration induced by CCl4 in the testes.

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23:33

S. officinalis has been observed to have useful effects on LPS-induced inflammation and oxidative stress. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  J Med Food. 2017 Dec ;20(12):1193-1200. Epub 2017 Nov 13. PMID: 29131698 Abstract Title:  The Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Effects of Salvia officinalis on Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammation in Rats. Abstract:  Salvia officinalis, which has a high phenolic acid and flavonoid content, is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory herb. Inflammation plays an important role in the pathophysiology of many diseases and could cause damage by means of oxidative stress. The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity of S. officinalis formed lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced experimental inflammation model. Four- to five-month-old 42 female Wistar albino rats were divided into six groups. Three groups were administered intraperitoneally 1mg/kg LPS. Twenty-four hours after injection of LPS, 10 and 30mg/kg S. officinalis extract were given orally to treatment groups. Pulmonary and hepatic 18F-fluoro-deoxy-D-glucose (18F-FDG) uptake was calculated to determine the status of inflammation by 18F-fluoro-deoxy-D-glucose-positron emission tomography (18FDG-PET) scan. Antioxidant enzyme activities and nitric oxide (NO) and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels were determined. Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-B) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-) levels were also detected in serum. As a result, lung and liver 18F-FDG uptake was found tobe higher in the inflammation group than control group. MDA levels in erythrocyte and all tissue samples (liver, lung, and kidney) were found to be significantly higher compared to treatment groups. Superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and glutathione peroxidase activities of the inflammation group in the liver, lung, kidney tissues, and erythrocyte SOD and CAT activities were determined to significantly lower than groups treated with S. officinalis. Increased NO, NF-B, and TNF- levels were found in the inflammation group. S. officinalis has been observed to have useful effects onLPS-induced inflammation and oxidative stress in rats.

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22:47

Essential oil S. aromaticum and ethanolic extract R. officinalis could be useful in combination with ketorolac for the treatment of inflammatory pain. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Oct ;94:858-864. Epub 2017 Aug 10. PMID: 28802239 Abstract Title:  Synergistic antinociceptive interaction of Syzygium aromaticum or Rosmarinus officinalis coadministered with ketorolac in rats. Abstract:  Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr.&L.M. Perry (Mirtaceae) and Rosmarinus officinalis L. (Lamiaceae) are both medicinal plants used for centuries to alleviate pain. The aim of the study was to demonstrate the therapeutic potential utility of herb-drug association of S. aromaticum essential oil or R. officinalis ethanolic extract coadministered with ketorolac. Antinociceptive pharmacological interaction was investigated by an isbolographic study using the formalin test in rats. Both alone and in combination with ketorolac; S. aromaticum and R. officinalis produced a dose-dependent antinociceptive response. To plot the isobologram, we used the effective dose 50 of each one component in a fixed 1:1 ratio. The isobolographic analysis showed that, in both combinations, ketorolac plus essential oil S. aromaticum and ketorolac plus ethanolic extract R. officinalis, the experimental value (Zexp) was lower than the theoretical value (Zadd). In addition, this study shows that eugenol, a metabolite present in S. aromaticum, and ursolic acid, a metabolite present in R. officinalis, also synergized the antinociceptive effect of ketorolac. While, the oleanolic acid present in both medicinal species did not show a synergistic antinociceptive effect in combination with ketorolac. No adverse effects were observed with these herb-drug interactions. These findings suggest that essential oil S. aromaticum and ethanolic extract R. officinalis could be useful in combination with ketorolac for the treatment of inflammatory pain.

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22:02

If You Really Wanted to Kill Yourself, You Would Have Done It Mad In America

From The Independent: The notion of choice is increasingly being used to discourage suicidal people from seeking help. Many peoples suicidal thoughts and actions are not taken seriously; clients have been told, If you really wanted to kill yourself, you would have done it.

We are not talking about nuanced Schopenhauerian conversations about the right to die here. In the context of deep despair, the idea of choice is a deadly one, absolving the other party from doing everything they can to help the person in pain. If one is suicidal it is very difficult to feel any hope that things might change; one is often exhausted. It is crucial that hope is held actively by mental health professionals at these bleakest moments in a life.

Yet the idea of choice is being used increasingly to rebuff those who seek help when suicidal, a discursive move that an increasingly burnout mental health workforce appears to be using more often. This makes those suffering feel rejected and further alienated  key trigger factors to suicide.

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22:01

How Our Ancestors Trauma May Influence Who We Are Mad In America

In this blog post, Dale M. Kushner explains how the field of epigenetics can illustrate the role of ancestral and transgenerational trauma in shaping our personalities and behavior.

In the relatively new field of behavioral epigenetics, Holocaust studies and research have studied the physiological and psychological effects of genocide, ethnic cleansing, and other overwhelming emotional experiences such as occur from natural disasters, rape, the loss of a child, or an abusive home situation. Their findings have documented that trauma can affect the expression or suppression of certain genes, not only for the person involved but also for succeeding generations.

In a recent talk on NPR, the award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson raises the question of ancestral memory in the descendants of Africans slaves who crossed the Atlantic in slave ships under horrific conditions. Could the prevalence of high blood pressure among African-Americans today be an epigenetic response to the trauma experienced by the slaves who survived the voyage from Africa? Woodson speaks of her fear of swimming in large bodies of water, attributing this fear, which she shares with other African-Americans, to a set of behaviors loosely defined as The Middle Passage Syndrome.'

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22:00

Part 3 Grist for the Mill for the Turning of Backs: When Family Defects from the Defective AGE OF AUTISM

Teresa Elliot, Deliverence By Adriana Gamondes Read part 2 here Read part 1 here A Dirty Game Some autism families have been very lucky to find tremendous emotional support and even occasional respite within their family networks. Others swear this...

21:18

How to Suppress Vaccine Safety Concerns and Protect Financial Interests Part Two World Mercury Project

World Mercury Project Targeted by the AAP and IAC

 

By the World Mercury Project Team

In Part One of this analysis, we described how two highly biased non-profitsthe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)have been attacking World Mercury Project and its Chairman, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. for daring to counter false claims about vaccine safety. Yet the AAP, IAC and other non-profits such as Every Child by Two (ECBT) are among the leading actors propagating misleading assertions about vaccine safety. All three also are actively lobbying legislators to effectively jettison informed consent in favor of mandatory vaccines. (In Part One, we also discussed two vaccine advocacy coalitions: the 317 Coalition and the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition.)

In Part Two, we take a closer look at these three particular non-profits (AAP, IAC and ECBT), which were the focus of a trenchant investigation published in The BMJ in November 2017. The BMJ is an international peer-reviewed medical journal that takes pride in the dictum that knowledge for healthcare professionals and patients should be independent and unbiased [emphasis added]. The articles author is Peter Doshi, BMJ associate editor, who takes this statement to heart by dissecting the funding sources and activities of three vaccine advocacy organizations and asking whether they are sufficiently independent.

Follow the money

Vaccine advocacy organizations like to pass themselves off as credible and independent sources of information. However, as Doshi immediately points out, the three dominant players (AAP, IAC and ECBT) all receive corporate funding from vaccine manufacturers as well as significant government funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). AAP is also intertwined with CDC through AAPs representation on the CDC-based Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the influential committee that meets several times annually to formulate childhood and adult vaccine schedule recommendations.

The light that Doshi shines on the vaccine advocacy organizations intentionally opaque finances is one of the articles most significant contributions. Doshi shows that, over the past decade, CDC has been a steady funder of all three non-profits. AAP has received roughly $20 million from CDC since 2009, over a third of which ($7 million) was explicitly vaccine-related. The IAC received over $2 million in CDC vaccine-related...

17:00

Legislative Alchemy 2017: Naturopathy Science-Based Medicine

Via the magic of Legislative Alchemy, naturopathic "doctors" gained state licensure and practice expansion, but also suffered major defeats, in 2017.

17:00

Keys to Coping With Grief During the Holidays Articles

By Dr. Mercola

Dealing with the loss of my mom, who died this past July, I have a new appreciation for those who experience intensified feelings of grief and loss during the holiday season. Grief is a valuable feeling but can be an emotional rollercoaster. Given its ebb and flow, it can be hard to know how to embrace, process and express feelings of grief, especially during the holidays.  

The most important resource to help me resolve the grief with my mother was the last book that Dr. David Hawkins wrote before he passed, Letting Go: The Pathway to Surrender. He teaches a simple yet profoundly effective strategy that helps you fully experience your feelings until they morph and change. This was one of the best books I read this year.

If your heart is heavy this Christmas, while the rest of the world seems to be experiencing a time of joyous celebration, you are not alone. Everyone deals with grief and loss at some time in their lives, and many more are actively suffering than you may realize. Thankfully, there are numerous tips and tools to help you cope and get through this sensitive time in ways that honor you and your deceased loved one.

Why Do Holidays Compound Our Sense of Grief?

No matter how much time has passed since the death of a loved one or how much emotional healing has taken place, something about the holidays tends to bring feelings of grief and loss rushing to the surface all over again. Intense feelings of grief can cause you to view the holiday season with dread. You may come to see it as something to get through, rather than a series of occasions to be celebrated and enjoyed.

While some view the winter holidays as the most wonderful time of the year especially as it relates to the many festivities enjoyed together with family and friends after a loss, these occasions are not only less wonderful, but can also be stressful and depressing.

Emotions run high, especially the first year immediately after the death of your loved one. While you may feel better equipped to deal with the emotions in subsequent years, some aspect of the grief will undoubtedly linger. As such, the holidays may always be difficult to some degree without the presence of that special person.

Dr. Anthony Komaroff, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, practicing senior physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and editor-in-chief of the Harvard Health Letter, who experienced the loss of his father one month before the holidays, knows firsthand how difficult it can be to celebrate the holidays while grieving the loss of someone dear. He states:...

Palmarosa Oil: A Potent Way to Improve Skin Health Articles

Are you currently dealing with skin problems like eczema? Even with minor skin problems, you may be prescribed pharmaceutical drugs or ointments that do more harm than good. Instead, you should try drug-free options first.

The use of essential oils for skin health is popular among aromatherapy practitioners and alternative medicine supporters. One of the more popular oils is palmarosa, also known as Cymbopogon martinii, which helps treat dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.1 Of course, this essential oil can do more than just treat skin issues. Keep reading to learn more about the uses and benefits of palmarosa oil.

What Is Palmarosa Oil?

Palmarosa, also known as Indian or Turkish geranium, rosha or motia, is a type of tropical grass native to India and is known for its rich supply of volatile oils. The herbaceous green grass shares similarities with lemongrass and citronella.2

The two types of palmarosa from which the essential oil is obtained are sofia and motia, and they vary slightly in their scent, from rose-like to lemony, spicy or citrus-like.3,4 The name "palmarosa" was given to the plant because of its fragrance similar to rose oil and in the past, Turks blended the oil with the more expensive rose oil.

In fact, some unscrupulous wholesalers and retailers today market oil of palmarosa as rose oil, which led to consumers questioning palmarosa oil's true qualities.

Uses of Palmarosa Oil

While the plant oil has many therapeutic uses, it is most frequently used for skin care because of its moisturizing properties.5 Palmarosa oil is used to treat skin problems like eczema and psoriasis, as well as boils, abscesses and acne, as well. Animals may also benefit from this gentle plant oil. Specifically, dog skin disorders and horse skin fungus and dermatitis are just some animal skin conditions palmarosa oil can help treat.

Other uses of palmarosa oil include relieving stress, anxiety, and nervous exhaustion, and alleviating arthritis and rheumatism when massaged onto the affected areas.6 It's also noteworthy that modern research has found that aromatherapy with palmarosa has beneficial effects in treating neuralgia, ep...

Do You Have Hypnic Jerks? Articles

By Dr. Mercola

Have you ever drifted off to sleep only to be jolted awake a short time later by a strong jerking sensation? If so, youre not alone. Up to 70 percent of people experience this involuntary movement, known as a hypnic jerk, hypnagogic jerk, myoclonic or myoclonus jerk or sleep start, at some point or another.1 For some, the sensation is accompanied by a dream or feeling of falling, and your brain may even have you imagining that youre stepping off a cliff or sidewalk.

Most often, hypnic jerks occur during the transition from wakefulness to sleep, particularly at the moment your body is drifting off to sleep. Its been suggested that the movement may be the result of your brain misfiring or failing to settle down properly, causing the disruption when youre in the lightest stage of sleep.2 For many people, hypnic jerks occur only sporadically and go mostly unnoticed. You may even fall right back to sleep following one without any memory of it in the morning.

In some cases, however, hypnic jerks can occur nightly, jarring people out of a peaceful sleep. The shocking sensation, in turn, can cause feelings of anxiety or fear before falling asleep, contributing to sleeping problems. Worrying about hypnic jerks before falling asleep may even increase the likelihood that youll experience one that night.3

Sleep Deprivation, Caffeine and Other Triggers for Hypnic Jerks

Sometimes hypnic jerks occur randomly, but there are some factors that seem to make them more likely. Sleep deprivation is among them. Sleep behavior expert James Wilson explained to Time:

The complexity of going to sleep and waking up is incredible, and sometimes particularly when we are sleep deprived our brain doesnt shut down normally, which means we get this sort of jerking movement when were in a light sleep

Normally when we go to sleep, about half an hour later we go into a deep stage of sleep during which we wouldnt get these hypnic jerks If someone is sleep deprived, as they go through the process of falling asleep, the brain will get stuck at the same point in time. 4

Further, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, some forms appear to be stimulus-sensitive,5 meaning that what you do before bed could act as a trigger. Consum...

10:37

American Academy of Pediatrics Attacks Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Vaccine Safety Health Impact News

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How to Suppress Vaccine Safety Concerns and Protect Financial Interests Part One

World Mercury Project Targeted by the AAP and IAC

by the World Mercury Project Team

American consumers, particularly parents, should be asking some hard questions about why the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) apparently have no interest in improving vaccine safety.

In the face of snowballing vaccine scandalsfrom fudged safety trials that use other vaccines as placebos, to persistent use of neurotoxic aluminum adjuvants, to the accelerated rollout of unproven vaccines that may be causing more problems than they solvethese and other vaccine advocacy organizations are not only turning a blind eye but are actively circling the wagons while beefing up public relations (PR) intended to stifle discussion.

These PR efforts are on revealing display in an April 2017 IAC webinar on Vaccines and the New Administration that unsurprisingly singles out the activities of the World Mercury Project and its Chairman, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Expressing equal parts alarm and disdain, the AAP rhetorically asks, Vaccine safety: here we go again?

Due to the well-funded medical-pharmaceutical-media apparatus that endlessly repeats the mantra that all vaccines are safe for all people all the time, it is nearly impossible to get a fair hearing for common-sense questions about vaccine safety, no matter how urgent such questions may be.

The biases apparent in mainstream discussions about vaccine safety have come into even sharper focus since the changeover from one political administration to the next.

In February 2017, shortly after...

10:27

American Academy of Pediatrics Attacks Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Vaccine Safety Vaccine Impact

angry young woman with adhesive tape over her mouth, and finger

How to Suppress Vaccine Safety Concerns and Protect Financial Interests Part One

World Mercury Project Targeted by the AAP and IAC

by the World Mercury Project Team

American consumers, particularly parents, should be asking some hard questions about why the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) apparently have no interest in improving vaccine safety.

In the face of snowballing vaccine scandalsfrom fudged safety trials that use other vaccines as placebos, to persistent use of neurotoxic aluminum adjuvants, to the accelerated rollout of unproven vaccines that may be causing more problems than they solvethese and other vaccine advocacy organizations are not only turning a blind eye but are actively circling the wagons while beefing up public relations (PR) intended to stifle discussion.

These PR efforts are on revealing display in an April 2017 IAC webinar on Vaccines and the New Administration that unsurprisingly singles out the activities of the World Mercury Project and its Chairman, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.  Expressing equal parts alarm and disdain, the AAP rhetorically asks, Vaccine safety: here we go again?

Due to the well-funded medical-pharmaceutical-media apparatus that endlessly repeats the mantra that all vaccines are safe for all people all the time, it is nearly impossible to get a fair hearing for common-sense questions about vaccine safety, no matter how urgent such questions may be.

The biases apparent in mainstream discussions about vaccine safety have come into even sharper focus since the changeover from one political administration to the next.

In February 2017, shortly after...

10:14

Everything Tastes Salty: Common Reasons for Salty Taste in Mouth Healthy and Natural World

Having the sensation where everything tastes salty in your mouth can be very annoying taste disorder. Having a constant salty taste in your mouth can make many foods and beverages taste like salt. For some people, the salty sensation in their mouth comes and goes, while for others it is difficult to get rid of the salty taste in their mouth.

Most of the time, feeling that everything tastes salty isnt connected with a serious health problem. Some of the reasons for a salty taste in the mouth are dehydration, bleeding from your gums, hormonal changes, or a vitamin deficiency. Usually, when the underlying reasons for the taste disorder that causes the salty taste have been resolved, your sense of taste should return to normal.

In this article, I will look at the common reasons for having a salty taste in your mouth even when you havent eaten anything salty. This will help you know how to resolve the change in your taste sensation and stop everything tasting salty when you consume foods and drinks.

What Is a Salty Taste in the Mouth?

A persistent salty taste in your mouth can be described as a taste disorder where the sensation of your taste buds is altered.

Having a proper sense of taste and smell are essential to enjoying food and drink and can also help detect food that has gone off. If food and drink taste too salty even though you havent added salt, it can affect your enjoyment of eating. In fact, having a salty taste in your mouth when you havent eaten anything with salt can cause distress and frustration.

According to the journal American Family Physician, your sense of taste is controlled by taste receptors in taste buds on your tongue and oral cavity. These taste buds work to help you taste the 4 main flavors like salty, bitter, sweet, and sour. Taste disturbances can increase or decrease your sense of taste, making everything taste salty, sweet, or even have no taste at all.1

Dr. Steven Bromley from the University of Pennsylvania Smell and Taste Center says that taste disturbances can also occur if other organs in the mouth and nose are affected. For example, blocked sinuses, dental procedures, head trauma, and upper respiratory infections can all affect your sense of taste.1

In fact, Dr. Bromley says that if you have a blocked nose, food may taste too salty, sweet, sour or bitter even though your sense of taste is fine.

Common Reasons Why Everything Tastes Salty

Lets look in more detail at...

08:47

4chan User Shows Atlanta Airport Blackout Was Intended to Hide Something REALfarmacy.com

Source: 4chan User Shows Atlanta Airport Blackout Was Intended to Hide Something For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

A couple nights ago a serious power outage shut down the busiest airport in the world, in Atlanta, Georgia for nearly half a day. The mayor of Atlanta ordered the grounding and suspension of all flights coming in and out of the airport as the power was restored. However, the thinkers at 4chan think there []

Source: 4chan User Shows Atlanta Airport Blackout Was Intended to Hide Something Learn more at REALfarmacy.com - Healthy News and Information.

08:16

Clove extract functions as a natural fatty acid synthesis inhibitor and prevents obesity. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Food Funct. 2017 Aug 1 ;8(8):2847-2856. Epub 2017 Jul 20. PMID: 28726934 Abstract Title:  Clove extract functions as a natural fatty acid synthesis inhibitor and prevents obesity in a mouse model. Abstract:  Numerous medicinal plants have been reported to prevent various chronic diseases. In this study, we screened a new FASN inhibitor-alcohol extract of clove (AEC) using a fast microplate method developed in our laboratory. The major components of AEC were: eugenol (42.27%), acetyl eugenol (29.12%), caryophyllene (15.40%), and humulene (3.22%). Fatty acid synthase (FASN) is a key enzyme for de novo lipogenesis, and it has been suggested as a potential therapeutic target in cancer and obesity. We have tested the ability of AEC to inhibit FASN in mammalian cells and tissues. Furthermore, we found that AEC as a FASN inhibitor could inhibit the S-phase DNA replication of HepG2 cells and adipocyte differentiation of OP9 cells. AEC also limited the development of high fat diet (HFD) induced obesity. AEC supplementation significantly reduced body weight and abdominal adipose tissue weight, lowered lipid accumulation in the liver and epididymal adipose tissue compared with the HFD control group. The serum lipid profiles showed that AEC could regulate the content of total triglyceride (TG), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Collectively, our data suggest that FASN inhibitor AEC is a potential therapeutic agent for obesity.

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08:08

Scientists May Now Create Air Transmissible Ebola and Other Lethal Viruses Natural Blaze

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By Heather CallaghanEditor

Three years ago, several mishaps occurred with vials of viruses that could have been potential bioweapons in the wrong hands. A moratorium on deadly virus creation was installed, but the ban was just reversed on Tuesday allowing scientists to begin manipulating benign pathogens into deadly, epidemic-worthy human disease.

Not only do the scientists want permission to create with abandon, theyd like to keep the results secret i.e., keep them unpublished so that the work doesnt get into the wrong hands and cause an act of bioterror Now that the government has lifted the ban, scientists essentially have carte blanche to breed laboratory horrors.

SEE: 30,000 Year Old Virus To Be Resurrected Played Out In The X-Files?

New York Times Reports:

Federal officials on Tuesday ended a moratorium imposed three years ago on funding research that alters germs to make them more lethal.

Such work can now proceed, said Dr. Francis S. Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, but only if a scientific panel decides that the benefits justify the risks.

07:51

Eugenol exhibits anti-virulence properties by competitively binding to quorum sensing receptors. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Biofouling. 2017 Sep ;33(8):624-639. Epub 2017 Aug 9. PMID: 28792229 Abstract Title:  Eugenol exhibits anti-virulence properties by competitively binding to quorum sensing receptors. Abstract:  The primary objective of this study was to ascertain the anti-biofilm and anti-virulence properties of sub-minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) levels of eugenol against the standard strain PAO1 and two multi-drug resistant P. aeruginosa clinical isolates utilizing quorum sensing inhibition (QSI). Eugenol at 400 M significantly reduced biofilm formation on urinary catheters and the virulence factors (VF) including extracellular polysaccharides, rhamnolipid, elastase, protease, pyocyanin, and pyoverdine (p

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07:42

NBC: FDA to crack down on snake oil homeopathy Health Nut News

You may have recently heard that the FDA, out of great concern for profits Im sorry- out of great concern for public health, has decided to start cracking down on dangerous homeopathic products, after some recent problems with homeopathic teething tablets. (Let me be clear, the harm or death of a child is a terrible

07:35

Antibacterial and antibiofilm activities of eugenol from Syzygium aromaticum leaf against periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Microb Pathog. 2017 Dec ;113:396-402. Epub 2017 Oct 31. PMID: 29101062 Abstract Title:  Antibacterial and antibiofilm activities of eugenol from essential oil of Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr.&L. M. Perry (clove) leaf against periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis. Abstract:  The antibacterial effect and mechanism of eugenol from Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr.&L. M. Perry (clove) leaf essential oil (CLEO) against oral anaerobe Porphyromonas gingivalis were investigated. The results showed that eugenol, with content of 90.84% in CLEO, exhibited antibacterial activity against P. gingivalis at a concentration of 31.25 M. Cell shrink and lysis caused by eugenol were observed with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). The release of macromolecules and uptake of fluorescent dye indicated that the antibacterial activity was due to the ability of eugenol to permeabilize the cell membrane and destroy the integrity ofplasmatic membrane irreversibly. In addition, eugenol inhibited biofilm formation and reduced preformed biofilm of P. gingivalis at different concentrations. The down-regulation of virulence factor genes related to biofilm (fimA, hagA, hagB, rgpA, rgpB, kgp) explained that eugenol suppressed biofilm formation at the initial stage. These findings suggest that eugenol and CLEO may be potential additives in food and personal healthcare products as a prophylactic approach to periodontitis.

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07:12

Extracts of Crataegus oxyacantha and Rosmarinus officinalis attenuate ischemic myocardial damage. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Nov 14 ;18(11). Epub 2017 Nov 14. PMID: 29135932 Abstract Title:  Extracts of Crataegus oxyacantha and Rosmarinus officinalis Attenuate Ischemic Myocardial Damage by Decreasing Oxidative Stress and Regulating the Production of Cardiac Vasoactive Agents. Abstract:  Numerous studies have supported a role for oxidative stress in the development of ischemic damage and endothelial dysfunction. Crataegus oxyacantha (Co) and Rosmarinus officinalis (Ro) extracts are polyphenolic-rich compounds that have proven to be efficient in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. We studied the effect of extracts from Co and Ro on the myocardial damage associated with the oxidative status and to the production of different vasoactive agents. Rats were assigned to the following groups: (a) sham; (b) vehicle-treated myocardial infarction (MI) (MI-V); (c) Ro extract-treated myocardial infarction (MI-Ro); (d) Co extract-treated myocardial infarction (MI-Co); or (e) Ro+Co-treated myocardial infarction (MI-Ro+Co). Ro and Co treatments increased total antioxidant capacity, the expression of superoxide dismutase (SOD)-Cu2+/Zn2+, SOD-Mn2+, and catalase, with the subsequent decline of malondialdehyde and 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine levels. The extracts diminished vasoconstrictor peptide levels (angiotensin II and endothelin-1), increased vasodilators agents (angiotensin 1-7 and bradikinin) and improved nitric oxide metabolism. Polyphenol treatment restored the left intraventricular pressure and cardiac mechanical work. We conclude that Ro and Co treatment attenuate morphological and functional ischemic-related changes by both an oxidant load reduction and improvement of the balance between vasoconstrictors and vasodilators.

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06:59

Geoengineering Reality: Film Footage And Facts Prove Contrail Myth Geoengineering Watch

GeoengineeringWatch.org 33452Dane Wigington GeoengineeringWatch.org Sharing shocking and inarguable film footage of jet aerosol spraying is the most powerful tool of all for waking people up to the geoengineering crimes occurring above our heads each and every day. In addition to visual tools, combining straightforward facts on the design characteristics of modern jet engines (and why their design generally

06:34

Harmine can be considered as a potential treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus. 2017 Dec ;33(4):509-515. Epub 2017 Jan 17. PMID: 29075061 Abstract Title:  Harmine, a Novel DNA Methyltransferase 1 Inhibitor in the Leukemia Cell Line. Abstract:  DNA methylation followed by tumor suppressor gene repression plays a critical role in the leukemia development. So, DNA methyl transferase inhibitors have great importance in treatment of theses malignancies. Harmine, A beta carboline alkaloid derivative of Peganum harmala, had shown anti- proliferative effects on leukemic cell line. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of Harmine on DNMT1 (DNA methyl transferase 1) expression in a leukemic cell line. Cell proliferation and cell cycle analysis were studied in NB4 cell line after treatment with Harmine for 72 h. DNMT1 expression in treated cells was analyzed by real time PCR. Tumor suppressor gene hypometylation and reactivation was evaluated via MSP analysis and also real time PCR. Harmine reduced cell proliferation in NB4 cell line in a time and dose-dependent manner. 102 g/ml of Harmine was increased amount of cells in G1 Phase of cell cycle (p 

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06:16

Harmine could be used to improve the treatment of genital herpes essentially for immunocompromised patients. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Microb Pathog. 2017 Dec 6 ;114:291-298. Epub 2017 Dec 6. PMID: 29223449 Abstract Title:  Anti HSV-2 activity of Peganum harmala (L.) and isolation of the active compound. Abstract:  Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). Nucleoside analogues such as acyclovir (ACV) are the usual therapy for treating HSV infection. However, the overuse of this drug has led to the emergence of resistant strains. Therefore, the search for new alternative or complementary molecules to overcome this obstacle is needed. In this objective, Peganum harmala was investigated for its HSV-2 activity. The organic extracts of the different plant organs were evaluated for their cytotoxicity on Vero cells by the MTT test and anti HSV-2 activity by plaque reduction assay. Only the methanol seeds extract was active with a 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) and a selectivity index (SI) of 161 and 13.2 g/mL, respectively. In addition, the study of the antiviral mode of action revealed that this extract exerts a virucidal action both during the entry of viruses and the release of the newly formed virions, whereas no cell protection effect was observed. The active compound was isolated by bio-guided purification using thin layer chromatography (TLC) and identified by GC-MS and HPLC-DAD-ESI-MSn as harmine. The combination of harmine standard compound with ACV showed a combination index (CI) of 0.5 indicating that these two compounds have a synergic effect. This data suggests that harmine could be associated to ACV to improve the treatment of genital herpes essentially for the immunocompromised patients.

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06:15

Active Senior Medically Kidnapped from her Home and Forced onto Drugs in Nursing Home Now Near Death Health Impact News

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This is what state protection has led to for Beverley Finnegan. She was fully functional 6 months ago. Now, attorneys and her appointed guardian want to euthanize her. Photo taken December 2017. Source.

by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff

Earlier this year, Beverley Finnegan, age 69, of Newton, Massachusetts, could walk, talk, and discuss the events from the daily newspaper. That was before she was seized from the condo that she shared with her sister, forced by police into a nursing home, and drugged against her will.

Years before, she had named her sister as her medical proxy, but the state of Massachusetts has ignored her wishes and placed her under guardianship with strangers.

Her whole life, everything she had ever known, was gone with the stroke of a judges pen.

Now, she is on life support, and on Monday, December 18, guardians and their attorneys petitioned the court in the attempt to have Beverley Finnegan euthanized.

They go back to court on Friday, December 22. Janet Pidge is fighting for the very life of her beloved sister who is just one court decision away from having her life snuffed out forever.

All of this started because a doctor filed a report that she had a particular lung infection for which she refused treatment. He wrote that, without treatment, she would die within weeks or months.

Since the diagnosis more than a year ago and the subsequent day that the senior citizen was violently seized from her home in her best interest, the alleged lung infection has never been treated or addressed. Not once. Presumably, it doesnt exist. It never did.

In documents filed with the court, her sister calls the Mycobacterium kansasii a pretext from which Beverley was falsely said to suffer.

Instead, psychologists working for the agencies that have held her captive against her will have labeled Beverley Finnegan as combative and violent for fighting those who broke into her home and forcibly took her away and paranoid for being suspicious of government officials and medical people.

Had these actions been taken by masked thugs, her responses would hav...

06:09

Quinazoline alkaloids from the seeds of Peganum harmala had cytotoxic effects towards prostate cancer. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2017 Dec 5. Epub 2017 Dec 5. PMID: 29229205 Abstract Title:  Cytotoxic quinazoline alkaloids from the seeds of Peganum harmala. Abstract:  Seventeen quinazoline alkaloids and derivatives, containing two pairs of new epimers, named as (S)- and (R)-1-(2-aminobenzyl)-3-hydroxypyrrolidin-2-one-d-glucopyranosyl-(16)--d-glucopyranoside (1, 2), (S)- and (R)-vasicinone -d-glucopyranosyl-(16)--d-glucopyranoside (3, 4), and a new enantiomer (12b), together with six known ones (5-8, 10, and 12a), and three pairs of known enantiomers (9, 11, and 13), were isolated fromthe ethanol extracts of the seeds of Peganum harmala L.. Their structures including the absolute configuration were elucidated by using 1D and 2D NMR, and ECD calculation approaches. The cytotoxic activities of all isolated compounds were evaluated. 11 showed moderate cytotoxicity against PC-3 cellswith an IC50 value of 15.41M.

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05:53

Burn Injuries On and Off The Grid Doom and Bloom (TM)

 

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BURN INJURIES

 

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Whether caused by a raging wildfire or due to an accident while preparing food, burns are a major challenge both on and off the grid. Injuries from burns that require medical help top one million each year in the United States, with thousands of deaths reported. These numbers are alarming, given the fact that, in modern times, few are us are exposed to fire as often or directly as our ancestors were. Despite this, only a small percentage of families have formulated and practiced an escape plan for their own homestead.

There are different types of burns. the American Burn Associations statistics show their relative frequencies:

  • 44 per cent: burns from flames
  • 33 per cent: scalds caused by exposure to hot fluids (50 per cent of burns in children)
  • 9 per cent: contact with a heat source
  • 4 per cent: electrical burns
  • 3 per cent: chemical burns
  • 7 per cent:   miscellaneous causes

Of course, anyone who sustains a serious burn should be transported immediately to a hospital, preferably one with a dedicated burn unit. After a disaster, however, these facilities may be inaccessible or overwhelmed by a large number of casualties. Therefore, it is possible that the average citizen may be required to provide burn care in disaster settings.

Off the grid long-term, the risks are even greater. Without power, we will be cooking over fires more frequently.  The potential for significant burn injuries will rise, especially if small children get too close.  Its important for the medic to have a working knowledge of burns and their treatment.

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05:38

What if FAN didnt exist? Fluoride Action Network

Below Oregon campaigner Rick North asks the question What if FAN didnt exist? but first we will examine our fundraiser to see how we are doing to make sure that we will continue to exist and achieve more great things in 2018.

As of midnight December 19, we had reached a total of $63,165 from 274 donors. Unfortunately, that means we didnt reach $70,000 which would have triggered a donation of $2,000. Meanwhile, this same super angel is doubling up to a total of $65,000 and will donate a further $1,000 when we reach 300 donors. So there are plenty of reasons to donate today and if you need more please read Ricks piece below.

Meanwhile, a huge thank you to all those 275 supporters who have donated so generously during the last 19 days and for everything else you do during the year to end this unethical and reckless practice.

How to Donate:

You can make a donation at our secure online server, or by check, payable to Fluoride Action Network, and mail to:

FAN
c/o Connett
104 Walnut Street
Binghamton, New York 13905
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What if FAN didnt exist?
By Rick North

Im an activist opposing fluoridation at three levels. Locally, I was deeply involved in the successful 2013 Portland and 2016 Newport campaigns. Statewide, Ive worked with state legislators to prevent a law forcing fluoridation on all Oregon cities. And nationally, I work with FAN on several projects and have been a presenter at their last two national conferences.

On EVERY campaign Ive worked on, FAN has been there to back me up. In Oregon, we simply couldnt have been anywhere near as successful without FANs support up-to-date scientific advice, materials, and the inspiration to go the extra mile.

If you want an idea of just how indispensable FAN has been, just ask one simple question:

If FAN didnt exist, who would . . .

  • Provide such incredibly useful videos on their website, such as Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation, Jeremy Seiferts Our Daily Dose, and Michael Connetts Ten Facts About Fluoride
  • Provide local campaigners with a basic toolkit of how-tos  what to say and do to give yourself and your town the best chances to defeat fluoridation
  • Provide local campaigners with personal, individualized mentoring for their particular situations
  • Challenge fluoridationists in debates and media events all over the world
  • Provide professionals scientists, physicians, dentists and public health workers with the most up-to-date scientific research on fluoride found anywhere in the world
  • Translate critically important foreign research studies that dont show u...

05:26

Rosa damascena extract has useful effects on insulin resistant animals and by increasing insulin sensitivity. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Iran J Pharm Res. 2017 ;16(3):1080-1088. PMID: 29201096 Abstract Title:  Antihyperglycemic Effect of Rosa Damascena is Mediated by PPAR. Gene Expression in Animal Model of Insulin Resistance. Abstract:  Insulin resistance is a condition in which insulin signaling and action are impaired in insulin sensitive tissues and result in hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Our previous studies have shown that Rosa damascena has antihyperglycemic effects on diabetic and normal rats. Therefore, we conducted a study to evaluate the effect of this medicinal plant on insulin sensitivity in rats. This study was performed on high fructose diet insulin resistant rats and pioglitazone, an insulin sensitizing drug, was used as a positive control. Insulin resistance was developed in animals by high fructose diet within six weeks. Then, Rosa damascena extract and pioglitazone were administered by gavage for two weeks and results were compared with two control groups. After treatment period, serum glucose, insulin, adiponectin, triglyceride, and cholesterol were assayed in fasting state. Plasma free fatty acid profile was analyzed by GC. Liver PPAR. and muscle GLUT.4 gene expressions were assessed by real time PCR and western blotting. Animals were treated with rosa damascena extract showed levels of insulin (42 2.7 pmol/L). adiponectin (5.60.17 g/mL). glucose (1294.7 mg/dL). and triglyceride (75 9 mg/dl) which were significantlyimproved as compared with control group insulin (137 34 pmol/L), adiponectin (3.90.15 g/mL). glucose (18715 mg/dL). and triglycerides (21718 mg/dL). PPAR protein level was also significantly increased in Rosa damascene treated group. Our results demonstrated that rosa damascena extracthas useful effects on insulin resistant animals and by increasing insulin sensitivity can be considered as a potential agent in control of diabetes.

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05:21

Active Senior Medically Kidnapped from her Home and Forced onto Drugs in Nursing Home Now Near Death Medical Kidnap

Beverly_Finnegan-768x576

This is what state protection has led to for Beverley Finnegan. She was fully functional 6 months ago. Now, attorneys and her appointed guardian want to euthanize her. Photo taken December 2017. Source.

by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff

Earlier this year, Beverley Finnegan, age 69, of Newton, Massachusetts, could walk, talk, and discuss the events from the daily newspaper. That was before she was seized from the condo that she shared with her sister, forced by police into a nursing home, and drugged against her will.

Years before, she had named her sister as her medical proxy, but the state of Massachusetts has ignored her wishes and placed her under guardianship with strangers.

Her whole life, everything she had ever known, was gone with the stroke of a judges pen.

Now, she is on life support, and on Monday, December 18, guardians and their attorneys petitioned the court in the attempt to have Beverley Finnegan euthanized.

They go back to court on Friday, December 22. Janet Pidge is fighting for the very life of her beloved sister who is just one court decision away from having her life snuffed out forever.

All of this started because a doctor filed a report that she had a particular lung infection for which she refused treatment. He wrote that, without treatment, she would die within weeks or months.

Since the diagnosis more than a year ago and the subsequent day that the senior citizen was violently seized from her home in her best interest, the alleged lung infection has never been treated or addressed. Not once. Presumably, it doesnt exist. It never did.

In documents filed with the court, her sister calls the Mycobacterium kansasii a pretext from which Beverley was falsely said to suffer.

Instead, psychologists working for the agencies that have held her captive against her will have labeled Beverley Finnegan as combative and violent for fighting those who broke into her home and forcibly took her away and paranoid for being suspicious of government officials and medical people.

Had these actions been taken by masked thugs, her responses would have been acce...

05:12

Rose flower extract can withstand effects of formaldehyde in the male reproductive system of mice possibly due to its antioxidative properties. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Pharm Biol. 2018 Dec ;56(1):12-17. PMID: 29231061 Abstract Title:  The effect of aqueous extract of Rosa damascena on formaldehyde-induced toxicity in mice testes. Abstract:  CONTEXT: Rosa damascena L. (Rosaceae) (RD) essential oil and extracts are commonly used as a flavour in herbal medicine which increase libido. Previous studies have shown inhalation of RD flower's oil increases libido and causes protective effects in formaldehyde (FA)-induced testicular damage.OBJECTIVE: The protective effects of aqueous extract of RD on the male reproductive system of mice were examined following FA-induced damage.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-eight adult NMRI male mice were randomly assigned to six groups (n=8): control (normal saline, 10mg/kg); RD40 (40mg/kg, p.o.); FA treated (10mg/kg of 10%, i.p.) and FA+RD treated at 10, 20 and 40mg/kg (FA+RD10), (FA+RD20) and (FA+RD40), respectively, for 40 days. At the end of treatment regimes, serum testosterone (T) level and the reproductive activity, viz. body/organ weights, testicular structure and sperm characteristics were studied.RESULTS: Formaldehyde administration significantly decreased serum T level (p

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04:37

Family Farmers Are Going Extinct, Parity Can Bring Them Back Natural Blaze

By Brandon TurbevilleNatural Blaze

A recent article in the Omaha World Herald paints a dire picture for Nebraska farmers and for the farming community in the rest of the country as well. As reports of economic improvement despite real metrics continue to be paraded about in the media, Americas farmers are facing extinction. Family farmers in the traditional sense are all but gone and whats left is Big Ag who holds farmers under its control at the barrel of a gun and produces toxic non-food items for consumption.

The United States has been in a depression for well over a decade but it has been in a farming crisis for almost forty years.

As Barbara Soderlin writes for the Omaha World Herald,

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04:35

Government Agencies ACTUALLY Admit Poisoning By Vaccines In ICD-9 Natural Blaze

By Catherine J. Frompovich

What is ICD-9, you probably are asking.  Well, its the official International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, used to assign codes to diagnose and procedures associated with hospital utilization in the United States [1], and published by none other than the U.S. CDC.  See chart below.

You will note from the listing how many poisonings and other adverse effects by or from vaccines are listed along with their ICD-9 codes.  Why werent those codes used when infants, toddlers and teens were taken to emergency rooms by parents who say their children were compromised by vaccines?

Note none other than U.S. CDCs Centers for Medicare and Medicaid published that defining information!

However, in trying to research the current ICD-10, there seems to be some sanitation efforts going on of the incriminating information regarding vaccines causing poisoning!  Hmmm.

So, if the fact vaccines can and do poison was an accepted and published admission by the CDC for specific medical insurance coding reasons wh...

04:27

The Medical CIA: How Environmental Destruction Magically Becomes a Medical Disease Natural Blaze

By Jon Rappoport

To handle all that [pig-farm feces] waste, farmers in North Carolina use a standard practice called the lagoon and spray field system. They flush feces and urine from barns into open-air pits called lagoons, which turn the color of Pepto-Bismol when pink-colored bacteria colonize the waste. To keep the lagoons from overflowing, farmers spray liquid manure on their fields nearby. The result, says Steve Wing, an epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is this: The eastern part of North Carolina is covered with shit. National Geographic, 10/30/14

The above quote describes corporate pig farming around the world.

In order to carry out this operation, giant companies like Smithfield have influenced legislators and government-agency officials. Environmental laws and regulations are ignored, or changed. Lawsuits are fought, hammer and tongs.

Here is what Robert F Kennedy Jr. told radio interviewer, Rachel Lewis Hilburn on 6/3/16:

a hog produces ten times the amount of fecal waste by weight as a human being, so if you have a facility that has ten thousand hogs in it, its producing as much sewage as a city of a hundred thousand people. Smithfield has one plant in Utahthey call it Circle Four Farmsthat has a million hogs on it, so its producing the same amount of waste as New York City every day.

Here is Kennedys kicker:

Theres no difference between hog waste and human waste in terms of its danger to human health. They [Smithfield and other giant corporate pig operations] ought to have to have a sewa...

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This herbal extract could have anti-dementia properties and improve spatial learning and memory in sporadic Alzheimer's disease rat model. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Avicenna J Med Biotechnol. 2016 Jul-Sep;8(3):120-5. PMID: 27563424 Abstract Title:  Neuroprotective Effects of Herbal Extract (Rosa canina, Tanacetum vulgare and Urtica dioica) on Rat Model of Sporadic Alzheimer's Disease. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Sporadic Alzheimer's Disease (SAD) is caused by genetic risk factors, aging and oxidative stresses. The herbal extract of Rosa canina (R. canina), Tanacetum vulgare (T. vulgare) and Urtica dioica (U. dioica) has a beneficial role in aging, as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative agent. In this study, the neuroprotective effects of this herbal extract in the rat model of SAD was investigated.METHODS: The rats were divided into control, sham, model, herbal extract -treated and ethanol-treated groups. Drug interventions were started on the 21(st) day after modeling and each treatment group was given the drugs by intraperitoneal (I.P.) route for 21 days. The expression levels of the five important genes for pathogenesis of SAD including Syp, Psen1, Mapk3, Map2 and Tnf- were measured by qPCR between the hippocampi of SAD model which were treated by this herbal extract and control groups. The Morris Water Maze was adapted to test spatial learning and memory ability of the rats.RESULTS: Treatment of the rat model of SAD with herbal extract induced a significant change in expression of Syp (p=0.001) and Psen1 (p=0.029). In Morris Water Maze, significant changes in spatial learning seen in the rat model group were improved in herbal-treated group.CONCLUSION: This herbal extract could have anti-dementia properties and improve spatial learning and memory in SAD rat model.

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Theres Only One Resolution Necessary In The New Year Treat Your Bacteria Well Natural Blaze

By Karen Foster

At one point or another, weve all made a long list of New Years resolutions to improve our health and lost weight. Most of these resolutions will fail because support systems are not in place from the start. However a different type of resolution, one for your gut bugs is far more effective than any strategy for weight loss.

There are over 400 species of bacteria in your belly right now that can be the key to health or disease.

The genomes of the bacteria and viruses of the human gut alone are thought to encode 3.3 million genes.

At this very moment, there are trillions of bacteria living in your body the majority in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Collectively, these bacteria are known as the microbiome. The bulk of them are symbiotic in other words, mutually beneficial. We help our microbiome survive and it helps us survive. Researchers are continually uncovering diverse and important functions of the microbiome related to energy metabolism, immunity, GI and mental health among others.

Weight loss resolutions are relevant in this regard, since the gut microbiome affects the rate of absorption, metabolism and storage of calories. For example, specific bacterial strains, such as Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes, shift during obesity potentially increasing energy harvest from food. Ai-Ling Lin, assistant professor at the UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging, is investigating the impact of the microbiome on the ag...

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The dynamic beneficial effects of the products prepared from this rose in arthritis management are summarized. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Pharmacol Res. 2016 Dec ;114:219-234. Epub 2016 Nov 2. PMID: 27816506 Abstract Title:  The genus Rosa and arthritis: Overview on pharmacological perspectives. Abstract:  The genus Rosa (roses) has long been used in traditional or folk medicine worldwide for the treatment of various types of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. The active constituents of Rosa spp., such as flavonoids, triterpenoids, and phytosterols, could act on different targets in the NF-B signalling pathway, inhibit pro-inflammatory enzymes (e.g. MMPs and COX-2), lower the production of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines (e.g. TNF-, IL-1, IL-6, CCL5), and reduce oxidative stress, which in turn suppress inflammatory processes. Preclinical and clinical studies have demonstrated that these species possess analgesic, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and bone-preserving activities. This review presents comprehensive overview of the mode and mechanism of action of various extracts, preparations, and active constituents from this genus. The dynamic beneficial effects of the products prepared from this genus in arthritis management are summarized. The Rosa genus is a treasure waiting for further exploration by researchers interested in the development of safe and effective anti-arthritic agents.

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03:56

Halogens can increase solar cell performance by 25 per cent Fluoride Action Network

A dye-sensitized solar cell consists of an electrolyte, two electrodes, and a thin semiconductor film coated with a light-absorbing dye. When light strikes the dye, it releases electrons into the semiconductor and from there to the electrodes, producing an electrical current.

For the cell to function well, the electrolyte must constantly and rapidly resupply the dye with electrons. The researchers found that the presence of the halogens accelerated this electron transfer. They experimented with four different dyes containing fluoride, bromine, chlorine or iodine and used X-ray absorption spectroscopic technique at a synchrotron to observe the process.

Halogens havent been the focus of much solar cell research. They form very weak, transient bonds that exist for less than 10 microseconds, and they typically make up just a tiny portion of all the atoms in a solar cell. Were thrilled to prove that these bonds can make such a significant difference in , said Curtis Berlinguette, a professor of chemistry and chemical and biological engineering at UBC who supervised the work.

The researchers also found that the larger the halogen, the better the dye is at being resupplied with electrons. Dyes containing iodine, which is more than twice the radius of fluorine, are regenerated almost three times faster by the electrolyte.

More information: Fraser G. L. Parlane et al, Spectroscopic detection of halogen bonding resolves dye regeneration in the dye-sensitized sola...

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Reverse Insulin Resistance with these 8 Foods new research findings two

Reverse Insulin Resistance With These 8 Foods
Posted on: Wednesday, December 20th 2017 at 3:45 am
This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2017

Research indicates that you don't need drugs to control blood sugar.  Food, herbs, and spices are the future of medicine.
Over 80 million Americans have insulin resistance that can lead to diabetes.  And you could be on the road to diabetes for 10 years or more and never even know it.  Here's what happens.
The hormone insulin directs your cells to open up and take in glucose from the blood.  With insulin resistance, your cells become desensitized to insulin.  They ignore the instructions to open up and take in glucose.  Your body keeps producing more insulin to try to get the message heard.  But it doesn't work.  And your insulin levels rise higher and higher.
Those chronically high insulin levels cause rapid weight gain, premature aging, high blood pressure, heart disease, and higher cancer risks.  Eventually they lead to type 2 diabetes.
Herbs, spices and foods are your first line of defense.  Here are eight that can help restore and maintain your cells' sensitivity to insulin. 
1. Turmeric: 100% Effective In Preventing Diabetes
A 2009 study found curcumin, an active compound found in turmeric, was 500 to 100,000 times more effective than the prescription drug Metformin at activating glucose uptake....

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R. canina fruit capsules were able to reduce the incidence of urinary tract infection after cesarean section. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Phytother Res. 2017 Oct 11. Epub 2017 Oct 11. PMID: 29024081 Abstract Title:  The effect of Rosa (L. Rosa canina) on the incidence of urinary tract infection in the puerperium: A randomized placebo-controlled trial. Abstract:  Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that can occur in any area of the urinary tract which is characterized by a positive urine culture (U/C). The risk of UTI following cesarean section (CS) increases due to procedures such as catheterization. In vitro studies have demonstrated the effect of Rosa canina fruit in preventing Escherichia coli growth. This study was conducted to determine the effect of R. canina fruit in preventing the incidence of UTI in women following CS. This triple-blind randomized clinical trial was conducted in 2016 on 400 women following CS with negative U/C in Alzahra and Taleghani educational hospitals in the city of Tabriz-Iran. Participants were assigned into two groupsof 200 women using block randomization. Each group received a twice daily dose of 500 mg capsules containing R. canina or placebo from the second day after CS for 20 days. Women were assessed by U/C on the 7th-10th and 20th days following CS. UTI was significantly lower in the intervention groupcompared with the control in the follow-ups conducted on the 7th-10th days (odds ratio = 0.22; confidence interval 95% [0.07, 0.67]; p = .006) and 20th day (odds ratio = 0.32; confidence interval 95% [0.14, 0.75]; p = .008). But the incidence of cystitis in the two groups was not statistically significant (p > .05). R. canina fruit capsules were able to reduce the incidence of UTI after CS. Thus, it is likely that administration of this medication can promote maternal health following CS.

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R. canina extract has a hepatoprotective effect in STZ-induced diabetes in rats. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  J Diet Suppl. 2017 Nov 2:1-12. Epub 2017 Nov 2. PMID: 29095652 Abstract Title:  The Protective Effect of Hydroalcoholic Extract of Rosa canina (Dog Rose) Fruit on Liver Function and Structure in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetes in Rats. Abstract:  This study was conducted to evaluate the hepatoprotective effects of Rosa canina (R. canina) extract on streptozotocin- (STZ-) induced diabetes in rats by measuring the fasting blood glucose (FBG), total antioxidant capacity (TAC), and liver enzyme activity, including serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST). Forty adult male Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups and treated daily for 42 days as follows: group I (control) received saline as a vehicle; group II (diabetic) received saline; groups III and IV (diabetic) treated with 250 and 500 mg/kg body weight (BW) per day R. canina extract, respectively. Diabetes was induced by a single intraperitoneal (IP) injection of streptozotocin (50 mg/kg BW). At the end of the study, blood samples were collected via heart puncture and sera were used for estimation of the mentioned parameters. Then all the rats were sacrificed and their livers used for histopathological evaluations. In the untreated diabetic group, the results showeda significant increase in FBG, ALT, and AST levels compared to the other groups (p.05). In the treated groups, administration of R. canina extract significantly improved the mentioned parameters in a dose-dependent manner (p

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02:45

Dietary intakes of alpha and delta tocopherol were inversely associated with prostate cancer aggressiveness. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Prostate. 2015 Sep ;75(13):1419-35. Epub 2015 Jun 5. PMID: 26053590 Abstract Title:  Dietary, supplement, and adipose tissue tocopherol levels in relation to prostate cancer aggressiveness among African and European Americans: The North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project (PCaP). Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Controversies remain over the safety and efficacy of vitamin E (i.e.,-tocopherol) supplementation use for the prevention of prostate cancer (CaP); however, associations of different tocopherol forms and CaP aggressiveness have yet to be examined.METHODS: This study examined whether food intake of tocopherols, vitamin E supplement use, and adipose tissue biomarkers of tocopherol were associated with CaP aggressiveness among African-American (AA, n=1,023) and European-American (EA, n=1,079) men diagnosed with incident CaP. Dietary tocopherols were estimated from a food frequency questionnaire, supplement use from questionnaire/inventory, and biomarkers from abdominal adipose samples measured using high-performance liquid chromatography. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95%CIs) were estimated from logistic regression comparing high-aggressive CaP to low/intermediate aggressive CaP, adjusting for covariates.RESULTS: Dietary intakes of-and -tocopherol were related inversely to CaP aggressiveness among EAs [OR (95%CI), highest versus lowest quartile: -tocopherol, 0.34 (0.17-0.69), P(trend) =0.006; -tocopherol, 0.45 (0.21-0.95) P(trend) =0.007]. Inverse associations between dietary and supplemental -tocopheroland CaP aggressiveness were observed among AAs, though these did not reach statistical significance [OR (95%CI), highest versus lowest quartile: dietary -tocopherol, 0.58 (0.28-1.19), P(trend) =0.20; supplemental -tocopherol, 0.64 (0.31-1.21) P(trend) =0.15]. No significant association was observed between adipose tocopherol levels and CaP aggressiveness [OR (95%CI), highest versus lowest quartiles of -tocopherol for EAs 1.43 (0.66-3.11) and AAs 0.66 (0.27-1.62)].CONCLUSIONS: The inverse associations observed between dietary sources of tocopherols and CaP aggressiveness suggests a beneficial role of food sources of these tocopherols in CaP aggressiveness.

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Author wins judgment against Elsevier in lawsuit over retraction Retraction Watch

The author of a 2009 commentary exploring sexually specific infanticide in bears has won a judgment against Elsevier for using untruthful and unverified language in a 2011 retraction notice. The last author, Miguel Delibes, who filed the suit in 2014, explained that the judge ruled he should accept the journals decision to retract his paper, []

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02:25

Are you ready for the darkest day of the year? Health Nut News

By Dr. Mercola Wintertime is commonly a time when darker moods tend to creep in; a phenomenon linked to a decline in sunlight. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects an estimated 6 percent of the U.S. population, while a milder form, known as the winter blues, affects about 14 percent. As noted in the Evening Standard: According

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The experimental data provide strong evidence in support of the anticancer activities of -tocopherol, -tocopherol. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Mol Nutr Food Res. 2016 Jun ;60(6):1354-63. Epub 2016 Feb 2. PMID: 26751721 Abstract Title:  Tocopherols in cancer: An update. Abstract:  Tocopherols exist in four forms designated as, , , and . Due to their strong antioxidant properties, tocopherols have been suggested to reduce the risk of cancer. Cancer prevention studies with tocopherols have mostly utilized -tocopherol. Large-scale clinical trials with -tocopherol provided inconsistent results regarding the cancer-preventive activities of tocopherols. This review summarizes our current understanding of the anticancer activities of different forms of tocopherols based on follow-up of the clinical trials, recent epidemiological evidences, and experimental studies using in vitro and in vivo models. The experimental data provide strong evidence in support of the anticancer activities of -tocopherol, -tocopherol, and the natural tocopherol mixture rich in -tocopherol, -TmT, over -tocopherol. Such outcomes emphasize the need for detailed investigation into the cancer-preventive activities of different forms of tocopherols to provide a strong rationale for intervention studies in the future.

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Uncovering the early silent stages of alzheimers disease Health Nut News

Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM In 1985, a Swiss pathologist noted Alzheimers disease-like changesplaques and tanglesin the brains of about three-quarters of a small group of men and women in their 50s and 60s who had died from other causes. Most brains from people under age 30, however, did not have these features. But these studies just involved a

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Gamma and delta tocopherols supplementation at 0.2% in diet significantly inhibited PhIP-induced and colitis-promoted colon carcinogenesis. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Mol Carcinog. 2017 Jan ;56(1):172-183. Epub 2016 May 13. PMID: 27175800 Abstract Title:  - and -tocopherols inhibit phIP/DSS-induced colon carcinogenesis by protection against early cellular and DNA damages. Abstract:  Tocopherols, the major forms of vitamin E, are a family of fat-soluble compounds that exist in alpha (-T), beta (-T), gamma (-T), and delta (-T) variants. A cancer preventive effect of vitamin E is suggested by epidemiological studies. However, past animal studies and human intervention trials with -T, the most active vitamin E form, have yielded disappointing results. A possible explanation is that the cancer preventive activity of -T is weak compared to other tocopherol forms. In the present study, we investigated the effects of -T, -T, and -T (0.2% in diet) in a novel colon cancer model induced by the meat-derived dietary carcinogen, 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) and promoted by dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis in CYP1A-humanized (hCYP1A) mice. PhIP/DSS treatments induced multiple polypoid tumors, mainly tubular adenocarcinomas, in the middle to distal colon of the hCYP1A mice after 10wk. Dietary supplementation with -T and -T significantly reduced colon tumor formation and suppressed markers of oxidative and nitrosative stress (i.e., 8-oxo-dG and nitrotyrosine) as well as pro-inflammatory mediators (i.e., NF-B p65 and p-STAT3) in tumors and adjacent tissues. By administering -T at different time periods, we obtained results suggesting that the inhibitory effect of -T against colon carcinogenesis is mainly due to protection against early cellular and DNA damages caused by PhIP. -T was found to be ineffective in inhibiting colon tumors and less effective in attenuating the molecular changes. Altogether, wedemonstrated strong cancer preventive effects of -T and -T in a physiologically relevant model of human colon cancer. 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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Gamma and delta tocopherols are effective natural agents for the prevention and treatment of estrogen-mediated breast cancer. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2017 Mar ;10(3):188-197. Epub 2017 Jan 17. PMID: 28096236 Abstract Title:  Inhibitory Effects of- and -Tocopherols on Estrogen-Stimulated Breast Cancer In Vitro and In Vivo. Abstract:  Estrogens have been implicated as complete carcinogens for breast and other tissues through mechanisms involving increased cell proliferation, oxidative stress, and DNA damage. Because of their potent antioxidant activity and other effects, tocopherols have been shown to exert antitumor activities in various cancers. However, limited information is available on the effect of different forms of tocopherols in estrogen-mediated breast cancer. To address this, we examined the effects of-, -, and -tocopherols as well as a natural -tocopherol-rich mixture of tocopherols, -TmT, on estrogen-stimulated MCF-7 cells in vitro and in vivo For the in vivo studies, MCF-7 cells were injected into the mammary fat pad of immunodeficient mice previously implanted with estrogen pellets.Mice were then administered diets containing 0.2% -, -, -tocopherol, or -TmT for 5 weeks. Treatment with -, -, -tocopherols, and -TmT reduced tumor volumes by 29% (P

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01:25

Delta tocopherol inhibits the development of prostate adenocarcinoma. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Carcinogenesis. 2017 Nov 7. Epub 2017 Nov 7. PMID: 29121168 Abstract Title:  -Tocopherol inhibits the development of prostate adenocarcinoma in prostate specific Pten-/- mice. Abstract:  The PTEN/PI3K/AKT axis plays a critical role in regulating cell growth, differentiation and survival. Activation of this signaling pathway is frequently found in human cancers. Our previous studies demonstrated that-tocopherol (-T) attenuates the activation of AKT by growth factor in prostate cancer cell lines, leading to inhibition of proliferation and induction of apoptosis. Herein, we investigated whether -T inhibits the development of prostate adenocarcinoma in prostate-specific Pten-/- (Ptenp-/-) mice in which the activation of AKT is the major driving force for tumorigenesis. By feeding Ptenp-/- mice with AIN93M or 0.2% -T supplemented diet starting at the age of 6 or 12 weeks, we found that -T treatment reduced prostate adenocarcinoma multiplicity at the age of 40 weeks by 53.3% and 42.7%, respectively. Immunohistochemical analysis demonstrated that the phosphorylation of AKT(T308) was reduced in the prostate of the mice administered the -T diet. Consistently, proliferation was reduced and apoptosis was increased in prostate lesions of mice on the -T diet. Oxidative stress, asdetermined by immunohistochemical staining of 8-OH-dG, was not altered during prostate tumorigenesis, nor was it affected by administration of -T. In contrast, -tocopherol (-T) at 0.2% in the diet did not affect prostate adenocarcinoma multiplicity in the Ptenp-/- mice. This finding is consistent with data from our previous study that -T, but not -T, inhibits the activation of AKT and the growth of prostate cancer cells. Together, these results demonstrate that -T inhibits the development of prostate adenocarcinoma in Ptenp-/- mice, mainly through inhibition of AKT activation.

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Ginger's anti-inflammatory activity is mediated by inhibiting macrophage and neutrophils activation. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  J Ethnopharmacol. 2017 Dec 15. Epub 2017 Dec 15. PMID: 29253614 Abstract Title:  The hidden mechanism beyond ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) potent in vivo and in vitro anti-inflammatory activity. Abstract:  ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is a well known anti-inflammatory drug in the Egyptian, Indian and Chinese folk medcines, yet its mechanism of action is unclear.AIM OF THE STUDY: to explore its mechanism of action and to correlate it to its biophytochemicals.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Various extracts viz. water, 50%, 70%, 80%, and 90% ethanol were prepared from ginger rhizomes. Fractionation of the aqueous extract (AE) was accomplished using Diaion HP-20. In vitro anti-inflammatory activity of the different extracts and isolated compounds was evaluated using protein denaturation inhibition, membrane stabilization, protease inhibition, and anti-lipoxygenase assays. In vivo anti-inflammatory activity of AE was estimated using carrageenan-induced rat paw oedema in rats at doses 25, 50, 100 and 200mg/kg b.wt.RESULTS: All the tested extracts showed significant (p

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01:00

Mississippi Now Ranked Unhealthiest State In America Vaxxter

The logic of vaccines may lead us to the concept that a heavier vaccinated region is a healthier region. At least thats what the CDC seems to imply, as well as a variety of doctors...

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00:56

How to Suppress Vaccine Safety Concerns and Protect Financial Interests Part One World Mercury Project

World Mercury Project Targeted by the AAP and IAC

 

By the World Mercury Project Team

American consumers, particularly parents, should be asking some hard questions about why the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) apparently have no interest in improving vaccine safety. In the face of snowballing vaccine scandalsfrom fudged safety trials that use other vaccines as placebos, to persistent use of neurotoxic aluminum adjuvants, to the accelerated rollout of unproven vaccines that may be causing more problems than they solvethese and other vaccine advocacy organizations are not only turning a blind eye but are actively circling the wagons while beefing up public relations (PR) intended to stifle discussion. These PR efforts are on revealing display in an April 2017 IAC webinar on Vaccines and the New Administration that unsurprisingly singles out the activities of the World Mercury Project and its Chairman, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.  Expressing equal parts alarm and disdain, the AAP rhetorically asks, Vaccine safety: here we go again?

Due to the well-funded medical-pharmaceutical-media apparatus that endlessly repeats the mantra that all vaccines are safe for all people all the time, it is nearly impossible to get a fair hearing for common-sense questions about vaccine safety, no matter how urgent such questions may be. The biases apparent in mainstream discussions about vaccine safety have come into even sharper focus since the changeover from one political administration to the next. In February 2017, shortly after the inauguration, several hundred national and state-based organizations rushed to sign a letter lobbying President Trump to redouble efforts to drive up the vaccination rate. The IAC and the AAP were two signatories of that letter, which summarily dismissed concerns about vaccine risks as disproven. 

World Mercury Project on the radar

The April webinar and the slides presented by the AAP (Figure 1) give clear insights into the efforts under way to shut down any questions regarding vaccine safety. Although the AAP also briefly considered two other perceived threats to the vaccine program1) candidate Trumps legitimate questioning of vaccine safety and timing and 2) citizen pressures on Congress to ho...

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The 317 Coalition: April 2017 IAC Presentation World Mercury Project

The 317 Coalition derives its name from Section 317 of the Public Health Service Act, which authorizes federal purchases of vaccines. The 317 Coalitions organizational members include vaccine manufacturers. The Coalitions sole focus is advocacy for increased Section 317 funding. Federal vaccine purchases currently depend on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for over half of their funds, giving rise to Coalition worries about what might happen with an ACA modification or repeal. The 317 Coalition is staffed by Cornerstone Government Affairsa PR firm based in Washington, DC, that specializes in federal and state government relations and strategic communications. Mark Mioduski, one of Cornerstones senior founding partners, presented webinar content on behalf of the Coalition.

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Every Child by Two: April 2017 IAC Presentation World Mercury Project

Every Child by Two  works to share [the] value of vaccines with federal and state legislators and generate vaccine safety talking points. The webinar presenter, Amy Pisani, is ECBTs Executive Director, spoke on ECBT efforts to address vaccine hesitancy and share the value of vaccines with Federal and State legislators.

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FDA Proposes Changes to Homeopathy Regulation Science-Based Medicine

The FDA has proposed new guidelines for regulating homeopathy. They sound encouraging, and may signal a new era of actual regulation of the homeopathic industry.

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These results demonstrated the antioxidant, cytoprotective and anti-angiogenic properties of black carrot extracts. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Fitoterapia. 2017 Oct 16. Epub 2017 Oct 16. PMID: 29050970 Abstract Title:  Polyphenolic profile and biological activities of black carrot crude extract (Daucus carota L. ssp. sativus var. atrorubens Alef.). Abstract:  Black carrot (Daucus carota L. ssp. sativus var. atrorubens Alef.) is a valuable source of carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins and contains also high amounts of anthocyanins giving the characteristic deep-purple color. These latter compounds are known as natural dyes used in the food and pharmaceutical industry that have recently attracted much attention for their healthful properties. The aim of this work was to investigate for the first time the polyphenolic profile and biological properties of a black carrot crude extract (BCCE) through an in-depth analysis of the main polyphenolic classes evaluating its antioxidant, cytoprotective and anti-angiogenic properties. Twenty five polyphenols were quantified by LC-DAD-FLD-MS/MS analysis (anthocyanins 78.06%, phenolic acids 17.89% and other flavonoids 4.06%) with polyglycosylated cyanidins as major components. In addition, BCCE showed a strong antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity particularly in the hydrogen transfer-based assays (ORAC and-carotene bleaching) and a significant increase in the cell viability. Furthermore, BCCE exhibited a strong anti-angiogenic activity at the highest concentration assayed on the chick chorioallantoic membrane (50g/egg). In conclusion, the obtained results demonstrated the antioxidant, cytoprotective and anti-angiogenic properties of BCCE, which highlight that the higher biological activity of BCCE is probably due to the synergic effects exerted by various polyphenolic classes.

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What happens when you put cut up onions in your socks while you sleep Health Nut News

You may have seen loads of people talking about onions on the feet on Facebook over the last couple of days and wondered why. Well, today is your lucky day! RELATED STORY: Top 22 foods to add years of healthy life Yes, weve been growing and eating them for more than 5 thousand years but did

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Caught Our Notice: Oops 10-fold error reverses heart warning for Ghanaians Retraction Watch

Title: Ghanaians Might Be at Risk of Inadequate Dietary Intake of Potassium What Caught Our Attention: Potassium-rich diets are thought to be heart-healthy, and after examining the average dietary habits of Ghanaian adults, researchers determined the average potassium (K) intake to be well below global standards.  However, the authors calculations of potassium intake per capita []

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23:36

Mammograms are a tragic lie- by Dr. Mercola Health Nut News

There are a significant number of drawbacks to having consistent mammograms. Although your doctor may say that having a mammogram may reduce your risk of dying by 20 percent, youd be surprised by how that percentage is calculated. As explained by Dr. Andrew Lazris and environmental scientist Erik Rifkin, Ph.D., for every 1,000 women who do

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Dengvaxia Vaccine Controversy In Philippines AGE OF AUTISM

Note: Thank you to AHRP for this report on the controversial Dengue fever vaccination program in the Philippines. Even if you are fully pro-vaccination, this story should make you pause for a moment or several. Children ages 2 - 5...

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Echinacea purpurea protects against restraint stress-induced immunosuppression. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  J Med Food. 2017 Dec 7. Epub 2017 Dec 7. PMID: 29215298 Abstract Title:  Echinacea purpurea Protects Against Restraint Stress-Induced Immunosuppression in BALB/c Mice. Abstract:  Echinacea purpurea has been widely used for the prevention and treatment of upper respiratory tract infections and the common cold. The restraint stress has been reported to suppress a broad spectrum of immune functions. The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effects of the pressed juice of E. purpurea (L.) Moench (EFLA894; Echinacea) against restraint stress-induced immunosuppression in BALB/c mice. Echinacea significantly normalized the restraint stress-induced reduction in splenocyte proliferation and splenic natural killer (NK) cell activity (P

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23:00

15 Reasons Why Special-Needs Moms Are Superheroes The Thinking Moms' Revolution

December 19, 2017 We live in a world that loves a superhero movie or story. The good old fashioned good-vs.-bad movie never disappoints at the box office, raking in the billions, a clear indication that now, more than ever, people Continue reading

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22:57

Japanese consulate general to provide aid for safe drinking water in Telangana Fluoride Action Network

Water purification plants will be set up in two villages with a grant of 31 lakh [approximately $50,000]

Two villages in Telangana will soon get access to safe drinking water with Japans Grant Assistance for Grassroots Project. A contract was signed in Chennai on Tuesday to provide financial assistance to set up the two water purification plants.

The grant contract for the project was signed between Seiji Baba, Consul General of Japan, Chennai, and Pushyamitra Sharma, managing trustee, Safe Water Network India, a non-profit organisation.

Elaborating on the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects, Mr. Baba said the Japanese government provided financial assistance to development projects being implemented by voluntary organisations and educational/medical institutes.

In Tamil Nadu too, a school for children in need is being constructed at Tirunelveli by Hebron Educational and Charitable Trust with financial assistance from the Japanese government.

The Consulate General of Japan, Chennai, which covers Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala and Puducherry, has supported various such projects since 1990. Nearly 31 lakh is being provided as agrant to set up two water purification plants at Podichenpalle and Shankarampet villages in Medak district, Telangana.

Mr. Sharma said the organisation was mainly involved in providing safe access to drinking water to people in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana. We are focussing on creating clusters of treatment plants to ensure viability and supervision, he said.

The initiative will benefit about 5,000 residents in each of these villages as the plant can treat 1,000 litres per hour. The groundwater in these areas has high fluoride content and salinity, said Anil Sondhi, vice president-technical operations, Safe Water Network.

*Original article online at http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/japanese-consulate-general-to-provide-aid-for-safe-drinking-water-in-telangana/article21996748.ece

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Reverse Insulin Resistance With These 8 Foods GreenMedInfo

Reverse Insulin Resistance With These 8 Foods

Research indicates that you don't need drugs to control blood sugar.  Food, herbs, and spices are the future of medicine.

Over 80 million Americans have insulin resistance that can lead to diabetes.  And you could be on the road to diabetes for 10 years or more and never even know it.  Here's what happens.

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The efficacy of Musa paradisiaca in attenuating the damaging effects of aspirin on the gastric mucosa was observed in this study. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Open Access Maced J Med Sci. 2017 Aug 15 ;5(5):569-577. Epub 2017 Jul 26. PMID: 28932294 Abstract Title:  Aspirin-Induced Gastric Lesions Alters EGFR and PECAM-1 Immunoreactivity in Wistar Rats: Modulatory Action of Flavonoid Fraction of Musa Paradisiaca. Abstract:  AIM: In this study, Epithelial Growth Factor Receptor and Platelet Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecule-1 were localised to investigate the healing effects of a flavonoid-rich fraction of M. paradisiaca fruit in the gastric corpus of Wistar rats following aspirin-induced gastric lesion.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mature, unripe fruits of M. paradisiaca were peeled; air dried, pulverised, extracted with 70% methanol, concentrated and partitioned. Ninety male Wistar rats were randomly assigned into 6 groups of 15 rats each. The gastric lesion was induced in groups B, C, D, E and F rats by administration of 400 mg/kg aspirin in distilled water. Group A received distilled water. After 24 hours, flavonoid fraction of M. paradisiaca was administered to groups C, D and E at 100, 200 and 400 mg/kg respectively for 21 days. Group F rats received omeprazole at 1.8 mg/kg for 21 days. Five rats from each group were anaesthetized with ketamine on days 14, 21 and 28. Gastric tissues were excised and fixed in Neutral buffered formalin. This was followed by paraffin wax embedding method and sections stained with haematoxylin and eosin and for immunolocalisation of EGFR and PECAM-1. Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics.RESULTS: There was a significant difference in the ulcer index in the corpus of control and treated rats throughout the experimental period (p = 0.0001). H&E stained sections showed a gradual restoration of the epithelial lining in the treated groups. Immunohistochemical examination showed that M. paradisiaca significantly increased (p

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Breaking: Gunnedah Shire Council votes to fluoridate town water Fluoride Action Network

GUNNEDAH Shire Council has approved plans to fluoridate the towns water supply on the back of overwhelming community support.

But in a packed council chambers on Wednesday night, councillors voted in favour of requesting approval from NSW Health to commence fluoridation of the Gunnedah water supply.

Opponent Wendy Carpenter, who co-ordinated the Its OK to Say NO to fluoride in Gunnedahs water campaign, addressed the meeting, stating 97 per cent of western world countries dont fluoridate their water.

It is a waste that is too toxic to be allowed into the air, the soil and the water, she said.

It is mass medication without consent.

Dont be known as the councillors who consented to put poison in our water.

Cr Murray OKeefe, who moved the recommendation, conceded it was the most publicly-debated issue as a first-term councillor, and that hed stop counting the number of people whod asked him why Gunnedah doesnt have fluoridated water.

Its best practise for our shire, he said.

Cr Rob Hooke spoke in favour of the very emotive debate.

In my capacity, I have a bachelor of applied science, majoring in biochemistry, human physiology and neurology, and some of the findings brought forward from the anti-fluoride camp I found alarmingly questionable, he said.

By saying no to fluoridation, its like were refuting what the health experts and peak bodies are saying. None of us are experts in the room.

Cr Gae Swain said shed received correspondence and spoken to many people who supported fluoridation.

Overwhelming, my community has told me as a council rep, just get on with it and do it, she told the meeting.

Weve talked about this long enough.

Mayor Jamie Chaffey thanked his councillors for their efforts in what had been the biggest issue of contention weve had to deal with.

As elected members, the best we can do for our community is what we think is right for them by our conscience, Cr Chaffey said before votes were cast.

Cr Owen Hasler spoke against the motion on the grounds of limited community consultation.

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22:35

Musa paradisiaca inflorescence induces human colon cancer cell death. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Food Funct. 2017 Dec 15. Epub 2017 Dec 15. PMID: 29243757 Abstract Title:  Musa paradisiaca inflorescence induces human colon cancer cell death by modulating cascades of transcriptional events. Abstract:  Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer death, and diet plays an important role in the etiology of CRC. Traditional medical practitioners in many South Asian countries use plantain inflorescence to treat various gastro-intestinal ailments. The aim of the present study was to investigate the anticancer effects of extracts of inflorescence of Musa paradisiaca against HT29 human colon cancer cells and elucidate the mechanism of these effects by studying the modulation of cascades of transcriptional events. In vitro assays depicted that methanol extract of Musa paradisiaca inflorescence (PIMET) was cytotoxic to HT29 cells. PIMET induced DNA damage and arrested the cell cycle at the G2/M phase. Expression studies showed that PIMET pretreatment upregulates pro-apoptotic Bcl2 and downregulates anti-apoptotic Bax proteins. Different assays showed that the deregulation of pro/antiapoptotic proteins reduces the mitochondrial membrane potential and ATP production; moreover, it enhances cytochrome c release, which triggers the apoptotic pathway, and further cleaves caspase 3 and PARP proteins, resulting in apoptosis. Changes in the protein expression profile of HT29 cells after PIMET treatment were analyzed using mass-spectrometry-based proteomics. PIMET treatment significantly altered the expression of HT29 protein; interestingly, X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein was also downregulated. Alteration in the expression of this protein has significant effects, leading to HT29 cell death.

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American Academy of Pediatrics April 2017 IAC Presentation World Mercury Project

The Vaccine Challenges in a New Administration slides presented by the AAP  give clear insights into the efforts under way to shut down any questions regarding vaccine safety. Although the AAP also briefly considered two other perceived threats to the vaccine program1) candidate Trumps legitimate questioning of vaccine safety and timing and 2) citizen pressures on Congress to hold hearings on vaccinesKennedy and World Mercury Project garnered fully one third (3/9) of the AAPs slides.

The post American Academy of Pediatrics April 2017 IAC Presentation appeared first on World Mercury Project.

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The 12 Days of Skyhorse Publishing Day 12 The Age of Autism AGE OF AUTISM

We'd like to express our gratitude to Tony Lyons, Publisher at Skyhorse Publishing in New York City. Skyhorse is one of the fastest growing independent publishers in America and one of the few to tackle the toughest, most controversial topics...

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Phone Addiction Is Real And So Are Its Mental Health Risks Mad In America

From Forbes: Increasing evidence shows that smartphones can be addictive, and that smartphone addiction can have a very negative impact on our mental health, especially in adolescents and young people.

But the reality, especially for younger people, is that phone use, especially heavy use, isnt so lighthearted. A study last month looked at the rise in depression and suicide in teenagers in recent years. The CDC had noted a rise in the rates of both over the years 2010-2015, and found that girls were particularly at risk: Their suicide rate rose by 65% in those five years. The number of girls with severe depression rose by 58%.

The authors of the new study wanted to see what might be causing these disturbing trends. Though its only a correlation, the team found a tight relationship between mental health issues and a rise in new media screen activities. About 48% of those who spent five or more hours a day on their phonesa lot of time by any measurehad thought about suicide or made plans for it, vs. 28% of those who spent only one hour per day on their phones. No other variableslike household financial issues, homework, or school pressurecould account for the rise in mental health issues over that time.

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The Inner Level Linking Distress and Our Current System Mad In America

From The Alternative UK: Rod Tweedys book The Political Self, as well as a new book due out in 2018, The Inner Level, discuss the ways mental and emotional distress are created by modern capitalism.

Based on an equally impressive range of data and analysis, The Inner Level now shows the impact inequality has on individuals: how it affects us psychologically, makes social relations more stressful, undermines self-confidence and distorts natural differences in personal abilities. It demonstrates that societies based on fundamental equalities, sharing and reciprocity produce much higher levels of wellbeing than those based on excessive individualism, competitiveness and social aggression. Like its predecessor, The Inner Level will transform ideas of how we should organise the way we live together.

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Lutein treatment attenuated the reduction in cell viability caused by H2O2. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Am J Chin Med. 2017 ;45(6):1273-1291. PMID: 28893091 Abstract Title:  Lutein Induces Autophagy via Beclin-1 Upregulation in IEC-6 Rat Intestinal Epithelial Cells. Abstract:  Lutein is a carotenoid with anti-oxidant properties. Autophagy, an evolutionarily conserved catabolic cellular pathway for coping with stress conditions, is responsive to reactive oxygen species (ROS) and degrades damaged organelles. We previously demonstrated that lutein can induce anti-oxidant enzymes to relieve methotrexate-induced ROS stress. We therefore hypothesized that lutein, which activates ROS-scavenging enzymes, can also induce autophagy for cell survival. In this study, we demonstrated that lutein treatment attenuated the reduction in cell viability caused by H2O2. Lutein dose-dependently induced the processing of microtubule-associated protein light chain 3 (LC3)-II, an autophagy marker protein, and accumulation of LC3-positive puncta in rat intestinal IEC-6 cells. Furthermore, (a) direct observation of autophagosome formation through transmission electron microscopy, (b) upregulation of autophagy-related genes including ATG4A, ATG5, ATG7, ATG12, and beclin-1 (BENC1), and (c) increased BECN1/Bcl-2 ratio confirmed the induction of autophagy by lutein. The results revealed that bafilomycin-A1-induced inhibition of autophagy reduced cell viability and increased apoptosis in lutein-treated cells, indicating a protective role of lutein-induced autophagy. Lutein treatment also activated adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), and p-38, but had no effects on the induction of extracellular signal-related kinase or inhibition of mTOR; however, the inhibition of activated AMPK, JNK, or p-38 did not attenuate lutein-induced autophagy. Finally, increased BECN1 expression levels were detected in lutein-treated cells, and BECN1 knockdown abolished autophagy induction. These results suggest that lutein-induced autophagy was mediated by the upregulation of BECN1 in IEC-6 cells. We are the first to demonstrate that lutein induces autophagy. Elevated autophagy in lutein-treated IEC-6 cells may have a protective role against various stresses, and this warrants further investigation.

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There's Only One Resolution Necessary In The New Year...Treat Your Bacteria Well PreventDisease.com

At one point or another, we've all made a long list of New Year's resolutions to improve our health and lost weight. Most of these resolutions will fail because support systems are not in place from the start. However a different type of resolution, one for your gut bugs is far more effective than any strategy for weight loss.

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Artemisia annua extract prevents ovariectomy-induced bone loss. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 11 ;7(1):17332. Epub 2017 Dec 11. PMID: 29230013 Abstract Title:  Artemisia annua extract prevents ovariectomy-induced bone loss by blocking receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand-induced differentiation of osteoclasts. Abstract:  The activities of osteoclasts and osteoblasts are balanced to maintain normal bone density. Many pathological conditions cause osteoclastic bone resorption in excess of osteoblastic bone formation, resulting in osteoporosis. We found that oral administration of Artemisia annua ethanol extract (AaE) or major components, artemisinin and arteannuin B, to ovariectomized (OVX) mice prevented bone loss, as verified by examining three-dimensional images and bone morphometric parameters derived from microcomputed tomography analysis, as well as serum levels of bone turnover markers and proinflammatory cytokines. The administered doses were not toxic to the liver or kidney and showed promising effects that were comparable to those of 17-estradiol treatment. At non-cytotoxic concentrations, AaE and active components, artemisinin, artemisinic acid, and arteannuin B, potently inhibited receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclastogenesis and the formation of osteoclast-mediated resorption pits. Furthermore, AaE, artemisinin, and arteannuin B remarkably reduced the expression of the c-Fos and NFATc1 transcription factors, which play critical roles in RANKL-induced osteoclast differentiation. Taken together, the in vivo anti-osteoporotic activity of AaE may be derived from the anti-osteoclasticand anti-bone resorptive activities of its active components. AaE has beneficial applications for the prevention and inhibition of osteoporosis and osteoclast-mediated bone diseases.

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Artemisia iwayomogi plus Curcuma longa synergistically ameliorates nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2017 ;2017:4390636. Epub 2017 Oct 17. PMID: 29234397 Abstract Title:  Artemisia iwayomogi plus Curcuma longa Synergistically Ameliorates Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis in HepG2 Cells. Abstract:  The combination of Artemisia iwayomogi and Curcuma longa radix is frequently prescribed for liver diseases in TKM. However, the synergic effects of the two herbs on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) have not yet been studied. Therefore, we investigated the anti-NASH effects of the water extract of A. iwayomogi (AI), C. longa radix (CL), and combination of the two herbs (ACE). Hepatic steatosis and NASH were induced in HepG2 cells by treatment with palmitic acid (PA, for 6h) with/without pretreatment of ACE (25 or 50g/mL), AI (50 or 100g/mL), CL (50 or 100g/mL), curcumin (5g/mL), or scopoletin (5g/mL). The PA treatment (200M) drastically altered intracellular triglyceride levels, total cholesterol, and expression levels of genes related to lipid metabolism (CD36, SREBP1c, PPAR-, and PPAR-), whereas pretreatment with ACE significantly attenuated these alterations. ACE also protected HepG2 cells from PA- (300M-) induced endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and apoptosis and attenuated the related key molecules including GRP78, eIF2, and CHOP, respectively. In conclusion, we found synergic effects of A. iwayomogi and C. longa on NASH, supporting the clinical potential for fatty liver disorders. In addition, modulation of ER stress-relative molecules would be involved in its underlying mechanism.

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Supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin improves CNS xanthophyll levels and cognitive function in healthy adults. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Nutrients. 2017 Nov 14 ;9(11). Epub 2017 Nov 14. PMID: 29135938 Abstract Title:  Effects of a Lutein and Zeaxanthin Intervention on Cognitive Function: A Randomized, Double-Masked, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Younger Healthy Adults. Abstract:  Background: Past studies have suggested that higher lutein (L) and zeaxanthin (Z) levels in serum and in the central nervous system (as quantified by measuring macular pigment optical density, MPOD) are related to improved cognitive function in older adults. Very few studies have addressed the issue of xanthophylls and cognitive function in younger adults, and no controlled trials have been conducted to date to determine whether or not supplementation with L + Z can change cognitive function in this population. Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not supplementation with L + Z could improve cognitive function in young (age 18-30), healthy adults. Design: A randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled trial design was used. Fifty-one young, healthy subjects were recruited as part of a larger study on xanthophylls and cognitive function. Subjects were randomized into active supplement (n = 37) and placebo groups (n = 14). MPOD was measured psychophysically using customized heterochromatic flicker photometry. Cognitive function was measured using the CNS Vital Signs testing platform. MPOD and cognitive function were measured every four months for a full year of supplementation. Results: Supplementation increased MPOD significantly over the course of the year, vs. placebo (p

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17:47

Shikonin induces glioma cell necroptosis in vitro by ROS overproduction. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2017 Nov ;38(11):1543-1553. Epub 2017 Aug 17. PMID: 28816233 Abstract Title:  Shikonin induces glioma cell necroptosis in vitro by ROS overproduction and promoting RIP1/RIP3 necrosome formation. Abstract:  Necroptosis is a type of programmed necrosis regulated by receptor interacting protein kinase 1 (RIP1) and RIP3. Necroptosis is found to be accompanied by an overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS), but the role of ROS in regulation of necroptosis remains elusive. In this study, we investigated how shikonin, a necroptosis inducer for cancer cells, regulated the signaling leading to necroptosis in glinoma cells in vitro. Treatment with shikonin (2-10mol/L) dose-dependently triggered necrosis and induced overproduction of intracellular ROS in rat C6 and human SHG-44, U87 and U251 glioma cell lines. Moreover, shikonin treatment dose-dependently upregulated the levels of RIP1 and RIP3 and reinforced their interaction in the glioma cells. Pretreatment with the specific RIP1 inhibitor Nec-1 (100 mol/L) or the specific RIP3 inhibitor GSK-872 (5 mol/L) not only prevented shikonin-induced glioma cell necrosis but also significantly mitigated the levels of intracellular ROS and mitochondrial superoxide. Mitigation of ROS with MnTBAP (40 mol/L), which was a cleaner of mitochondrial superoxide, attenuated shikonin-induced glioma cell necrosis, whereas increasing ROS levels with rotenone, which improved the mitochondrial generation of superoxide, significantly augmented shikonin-caused glioma cell necrosis. Furthermore, pretreatment with MnTBAP prevented the shikonin-induced upregulation of RIP1 and RIP3 expression and their interaction while pretreatment with rotenone reinforced these effects. These findings suggest that ROS is not only an executioner of shikonin-induced glioma cell necrosis but also a regulator of RIP1 and RIP3expression and necrosome assembly.

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Shikonin reduces tamoxifen resistance of MCF-7R breast cancer cells. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Oncotarget. 2017 Oct 24 ;8(51):88658-88669. Epub 2017 Sep 11. PMID: 29179465 Abstract Title:  Shikonin reduces tamoxifen resistance through long non-coding RNA uc.57. Abstract:  Tamoxifen resistance is a serious problem in the endocrine therapy of breast cancer. Long non-coding RNAs play important roles in tumor development. In this study, we revealed the involvement of lncRNA uc.57 and its downstream gene BCL11A in TAM resistance. Tamoxifen-resistant MCF-7R cells showed lower expression of uc.57 and higher expression of BCL11A mRNA and protein than the parental MCF-7 cells. Moreover, levels of uc.57 mRNA were lower and BCL11A mRNA were higher in breast cancer tissues than in precancerous breast tissues. Shikonin treatment reduced tamoxifen resistance in MCF-7R cells both in vitro and in vivo, targeting uc.57/BCL11A. Fluorescence in situ hybridization and RNA immunoprecipitation analyses showed that uc.57 binds to BCL11A. Uc.57 overexpression downregulated BCL11A and reduced tamoxifen resistance in MCF-7R cells both in vitro and in vivo. BCL11A knockdown also reduced tamoxifen resistance by inhibiting PI3K/AKT and MAPK signaling pathways. It thus appears shikonin reduces tamoxifen resistance of MCF-7R breast cancer cells by inducing uc.57, which downregulates BCL11A to inhibit PI3K/AKT and MAPK signaling pathways.

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Shikonin protects against D-Galactosamine and lipopolysaccharide-induced acute hepatic injury. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Oncotarget. 2017 Oct 31 ;8(53):91542-91550. Epub 2017 Sep 16. PMID: 29207664 Abstract Title:  Shikonin protects against D-Galactosamine and lipopolysaccharide-induced acute hepatic injury by inhibiting TLR4 signaling pathway. Abstract:  Shikonin, a naphthoquinone isolated from the root of medical herb Lithospermum erythrorhizon, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory effect. However, there is no related research for the treatment of shikonin on hepaic injury. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of shikonin on D-Galactosamine and Lipopolysaccharide-induced hepatic injury in mice. Male BALB/c mice were pretreated with shikonin 1 h before LPS/D-GalN treatment. The pathological changes of hepatic injury were detected by H&E staining. The levels of TNF- and IL-1 in hepatic tissues were detected by ELISA. The levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) were also measured in this study. In addition, the expression of TLR4 and NF-B were determined by western blot analysis. These results suggest that shikonin effectively prevents LPS/D-GalN-induced liver injury by inhibiting AST and ALT levels, as well as inflammatory cytokines TNF- and IL-1 production. The expression of TLR4 and NF-B activation induced by LPS/D-GalN were also inhibited by treatment of shikonin. In vitro, shikonin significantly inhibited LPS-induced TNF- and IL-1 production, as well as TLR4 expression and NF-B activation. In conclusion, the results of the present study suggest that shikonin attenuates LPS/D-GalN-induced hepatic injury by inhibiting TLR4 signaling pathway.

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Shikonin inhibits myeloid differentiation protein-2 to prevent lipopolysaccharide-induced acute lung injury. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Br J Pharmacol. 2017 Dec 15. Epub 2017 Dec 15. PMID: 29243243 Abstract Title:  Shikonin inhibits myeloid differentiation protein-2 to prevent lipopolysaccharide-induced acute lung injury. Abstract:  BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acute lung injury (ALI) is a challenging clinical syndrome which manifests as an acute inflammatory response. Myeloid differentiation protein 2 (MD2) has an important role in mediating lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation. Currently, there are no effective molecular-based therapies for ALI or viable biomarkers for predicting the severity of disease. Recent preclinical studies have shown that shikonin (SHI), a natural naphthoquinone, prevents LPS-inflammation. However, little is known about the underlying mechanisms.EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The binding affinity of SHI to MD2 was analyzed using computer docking, surface plasmon resonance analysis and ELISA. In vitro, the anti-inflammatory effect and mechanism of SHI were investigated through ELISA, RT-qPCR, Western blotting and immunoprecipitation assay. In vivo, lung injury was induced by intratracheal administration of LPS and assessed by the change of histopathological and inflammatory markers. The underlying mechanisms were investigated by immunoprecipitation in lung tissue.KEY RESULTS: We discovered that SHI directly binds to MD2 and interferes with the activation of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) by LPS. In cultured macrophages, SHI inhibited TLR4 signaling and proinflammatory cytokine production. These effects were produced through suppression of key signaling proteins including the nuclear factor-B and the mitogen activated protein kinase pathway. We also show that SHI inhibits MD2-TLR4 complex formation, and reduces LPS-induced inflammatory responses in a mouse model of ALI.CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: Our studies have uncovered the mechanism underlying the biological activity of SHI in ALI and suggest that targeting of MD2 may prove to be beneficial as a treatment option.

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Tracheal smooth muscle relaxant effects of C. longa were comparable to those of theophylline. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Pharm Biol. 2017 Dec ;55(1):2248-2258. PMID: 29169285 Abstract Title:  Relaxant effect of Curcuma longa on rat tracheal smooth muscle and its possible mechanisms. Abstract:  CONTEXT: Turmeric is a spice obtained from the root of Curcuma longa L. (Zingiberaceae) with anti-aging, anticancer, anti-Alzheimer's disease, antioxidant and other medicinal properties.OBJECTIVE: The relaxant effect of C. longa on rat tracheal smooth muscle and its possible mechanisms were investigated in this study.MATERIALS AND METHODS: The relaxant effects of four cumulative concentrations of hydro-ethanol extract of C. longa (6.25, 12.5, 25, 50mg/mL) were studied on tracheal smooth muscle precontracted by methacholine or KCl in non-incubated or incubated with different substances including propranolol, diltiazem, L-NAME, glibenclamide, atropine, chlorpheniramine, indomethacin and papaverine. The duration of the study was 84days.RESULTS: In non-incubated tracheal smooth muscle, the extract of C. longa showed significant concentration-dependent relaxant effects (p

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Mammograms Are a Tragic Lie Articles

By Dr. Mercola

There are a significant number of drawbacks to having consistent mammograms. Although your doctor may say that having a mammogram may reduce your risk of dying by 20 percent,1 you'd be surprised by how that percentage is calculated. As explained by Dr. Andrew Lazris and environmental scientist Erik Rifkin, Ph.D., for every 1,000 women who do not get mammograms, 5 will die from breast cancer. For every 1,000 women who do get regular mammograms, 4 will die.

The difference between those two groups is 20 percent, or the one person whose life is saved by getting a mammogram. Now, a new study from the Netherlands demonstrates that no matter how this number was calculated, it is likely not accurate.2 What's worse, the reverse side of the equation is that more women are actually harmed by the procedure or undergo unnecessary treatment as a result of false positives.

Mammograms Are Not Saving Lives

The study analyzed the reason fewer women are dying from breast cancer in the Netherlands after an aggressive screening program was instituted in 1989, including regular mammograms.3 Screening programs make the assumption that early detection is easier to treat and will result in better outcomes. Participants in the study were Dutch women who were screened every other year between 1989 and 2012. Nearly 8 million women were included in the data analysis.

The research was led by Dr. Philippe Autier from the University of Strathclyde Institute of Public Health. The intention was to determine if regular screening with a mammogram would affect the number of advanced cases of breast cancers detected and the number of deaths from the disease.4

In a previous study, in which the researchers used some of the same data, they found a decrease in the incidence of some advanced breast cancers that indicated the use of widespread mammography had been effective in reducing the number of deaths and improving early treatment. However, when the researchers expanded the analysis of the data, they failed to find the same reduction. During the period of the featured study, there had been no significant decrease in the extent of diagnosis of stage 2 to stage 4 breast cancers.5

Initially, the reduction in the number of women dying from breast cancer was attributed to a combination of environmental, lifestyle and genetic factor...

Are You Ready for the Darkest Day of the Year? Articles

By Dr. Mercola

Wintertime is commonly a time when darker moods tend to creep in; a phenomenon linked to a decline in sunlight. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects an estimated 6 percent of the U.S. population, while a milder form, known as the "winter blues," affects about 14 percent.1 As noted in the Evening Standard:2

"According to the DSM [diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders], people who have SAD are excessively fatigued, lose interest in their hobbies, tend to crave more starches and sweets, may gain seasonal weight, and have difficulty concentrating during darker months."

That said, longer, darker days tend to influence the behavior of most people, even if you don't feel outright depressed and depleted. This is because your health and mood are actually intricately tied to exposure to sunlight, even irrespective of vitamin D. For example, your serotonin levels (a hormone associated with mood elevation) rise when you're exposed to bright light.

Your melatonin level also inversely rises and falls with light and darkness. When it's dark, your melatonin levels increase, which is why you may feel tired when the sun starts to set (and in the heart of winter, this may be at as early as 4 p.m.). Full-spectrum light therapy, which mimics the natural light from the sun, has been shown to be effective remedy for SAD, and may even be preferable for major depression.

Vitamin D3 supplementation can also be quite helpful for depression and/or the winter blues if you're vitamin D deficient, which a vast majority are at this time of year. Research shows having a vitamin D level below 20 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) may raise your risk for depression by as much as 85 percent, compared to having a vitamin D level greater than 30 ng/mL.

Have You Checked Your Vitamin D Level Yet?

My recommendation is to get your vitamin D level tested twice a year, when your level is likely to be at its lowest (midwinter) and highest (midsummer). This is particularly important if you're pregnant or planning a pregnancy, or if you have cancer. That means right about now is a good time to get your level checked, to identify your low-point. Based on the research done and data collected by Gr...

Blood Pressure Treatment Linked to More Disease Articles

By Dr. Mercola

What you eat and drink, how much exercise you get and even how you breathe every day has a compound effect on your overall health. Making even small changes to your lifestyle can pay big dividends in the coming months and years. The same is true of the small decisions you make that aren't healthy. One soda in your lifetime doesn't have an effect, whereas several sodas a week have a significantly detrimental effect.

The choices you make also affect your blood pressure measurements, and therefore your potential risk for heart disease and stroke. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 American adults, or 75 million people, have high blood pressure.1 The total cost associated with treatment is over $46 billion in hospitalizations, medications and missed days at work.

A recent announcement by the American Heart Association (AHA) concerning guidelines for diagnosis of high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, could mean that nearly half of Americans may be classified with high blood pressure.2 Treatment for hypertension often involves a prescription that may raise your risk of cancer.3 

Common Hypertension Medication May Increase Your Risk of Cancer

A recent Danish study, in collaboration with Florida State University, found that one of the most popular drugs used worldwide to treat high blood pressure raises your risk of skin cancer seven times. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Association of Dermatology4 by researchers who had previously found a link between the drug hydrochlorothiazide and lip cancer.

In this study, they demonstrated an association between the medication and squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas, forms of less invasive skin cancer.5

The researchers have also looked at other antihypertensive medications but have not found an association between those and skin cancer.6 Anton Pottegard, Ph.D., associate professor from the University of Southern Denmark, initiated the study. He commented on what prompted the analysis of the potential link between hydrochlorothiazide and skin cancer, saying:

"We knew that hydrochlorothiazide made the skin more vulnerable to damage from the sun's UV rays, but what is new and also surprising is that long-term use of this blood pressure medicine leads to such a significant increas...

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Theophylline increases the expression and activity of HDAC and improves steroid sensitivity thereby decreases oxidative stress. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Int J Pharm Investig. 2017 Jul-Sep;7(3):119-124. PMID: 29184823 Abstract Title:  A prospective randomized controlled study: Theophylline on oxidative stress and steroid sensitivity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. Abstract:  Objective: Oxidative stress is involved in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Corticosteroid fails to suppress inflammation and oxidative stress due to steroid resistance. Theophylline has an effect on histone deacetylase (HDAC) activity and improves steroid sensitivity in COPD. Given changes in oxidative stress associated with diminished corticosteroid effects, a clinical study in which antioxidants and free radicals are estimated can suggest a correlation between antioxidants, theophylline, and corticosteroid sensitivity.Materials and Methods: A randomized controlled study was conducted in 60 participants divided into 4 groups: Group I (controls) - 15 normal healthy volunteers, Group II - COPD patients who received theophylline 300 mg + salbutamol 8 mg, Group III - patients who inhaled budesonide 400g + salbutamol 8 mg, and Group IV - theophylline 300 mg + inhaled budesonide 400 g + salbutamol 8 mg 12 weeks. Blood samples were collected at the time of diagnosis and at 4-week interval for 3 months from all the groups and antioxidant parameters, spirometric % forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) were measured.Results: The mean difference between groups was analyzed using one-way ANOVA. There was a significant increase in antioxidant enzymes such as catalase, glutathione (GSH) serum transferase, (P

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These findings show that lutein and zeaxanthin influence white matter integrity, particularly in regions vulnerable to age-related decline. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2017 Nov 17:1-14. Epub 2017 Nov 17. PMID: 29161349 Abstract Title:  Relation of Retinal and Serum Lutein and Zeaxanthin to White Matter Integrity in Older Adults: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study. Abstract:  Objective: Lutein (L) and zeaxanthin (Z) are phytonutrients that accumulate in human brain tissue and positively impact cognition. Given their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and their role in stabilizing cell membranes, L&Z may relate to measures of white matter integrity (WMI).Method: The current study tested the relation of retinal (macular pigment optical density/MPOD) and blood serum concentrations of L&Z to WMI in community-dwelling older adults (n = 54) using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Younger adults (n = 38) were recruited as a control group to confirm age-related changes in WMI. A priori analyses focused on four regions of interest (ROIs-genu of the corpus callosum, cingulum, fornix, and uncinate fasciculus). Exploratory whole-brain analyses were also conducted.Results: Consistent with previous literature, age group (young vs. old) negatively predicted WMI globally, in the genu, cingulum, and fornix (p

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15:21

Comparison of the effect of chemical composition of anthocyanin-rich plant extracts on colon cancer cell proliferation. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Food Chem. 2018 Mar 1 ;242:378-388. Epub 2017 Sep 18. PMID: 29037704 Abstract Title:  Comparison of the effect of chemical composition of anthocyanin-rich plant extracts on colon cancer cell proliferation and their potential mechanism of action using in vitro, in silico, and biochemical assays. Abstract:  The objective was to compare the anti-proliferative effect of anthocyanin-rich plant extracts on human colon cancer cells and determine their mechanism of action. Eleven extracts were tested: red (RG) and purple grape, purple sweet potato, purple carrot, black and purple bean, black lentil (BL), black peanut, sorghum (SH), black rice, and blue wheat. HCT-116 and HT-29 inhibition correlated with total phenolics (r=0.87 and 0.77, respectively), delphinidin-3-O-glucoside concentration with HT-29 inhibition (r=0.69). The concentration inhibition fifty (IC50) for BL, SH, RG on HT-29 and HCT-116 cell proliferation ranged 0.9-2.0mg/mL. Extracts decreased expression of anti-apoptotic proteins (survivin, cIAP-2, XIAP), induced apoptosis, and arrested cells in G1. Anthocyanins exhibited tyrosine kinase inhibitory potential in silico and biochemically; cyanidin-3-O-glucoside had one of the highest binding affinities with all kinases, especially ABL1 (-8.5kcal/mol). Cyanidin-3-O-glucoside and delphinidin-3-O-glucoside inhibited EGFR (IC50=0.10 and 2.37M, respectively). Cyanidin-3-O-glucoside was the most potent anthocyanin on kinase inhibition.

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11:04

The Egg Diet: Can You Lose Weight with The Boiled Egg Diet? Healthy and Natural World

The egg diet is a popular diet to lose weight because it is low in calories and high in protein. There are several versions of the egg diet, but all of them highlight the consumption of scrambled, poached, or boiled eggs as the main source of protein while cutting down on carbohydrates and calories. The only drinks allowed on the egg diet are water or calorie-free drinks.

The egg diet works to help you lose excess pounds because eggs are a good source of dietary protein. This will help make you feel fuller for longer and reduce the tendency to snack during the day. Protein is also needed by the body to balance hormones, build muscle mass, and keep your blood healthy. Also, eggs contain necessary minerals, vitamins, iron, and nutrients to keep your body healthy.

There are many variations of the egg diet plan for weight loss. Most egg diet recipes include other forms of lean protein as well as low-calorie vegetables. Also, followers of the egg diet plan should keep themselves well-hydrated by drinking zero calorie drinks and reduce carbohydrates intake.

In this article, you will find out the principles of the egg diet and how to lose weight by following this diet. You will also learn about the health benefits of consuming more eggs and how eggs can help boost your metabolism and reduce levels of body fat.

I will also discuss if the egg diet is a safe way to lose weight quickly or just another fad diet, including its advantages and disadvantages. This is because many people are worried about the link between increased egg consumption and high levels of cholesterol.

What is the Egg Diet?

The egg diet increases the number of eggs you eat daily to provide you with a healthy source of protein while cutting out carbohydrates.

The diet plan helps to enhance weight loss and shed excess pounds of body fat quicker. The boiled egg diet is a type of high protein, low-carb diet that usually lasts for 14 days. In most cases, eggs are eaten at breakfast time, and other lean meats are consumed at lunch and dinner time.

Can eating more eggs for breakfast actually help lose weight? According to a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, eating more eggs for breakfast can help to lose weight effectively. It was found that participants of the study who followed the egg diet experienced a 61% greater reduction in BMI than those who followed a bagel diet.

The researchers concluded that the egg diet can help to boost weight loss. They also mentioned that: the inclusion of eggs in a weight management program may offer a nutritious supplement to enhance weight loss.1

The Health Benefits of Eating Boiled Eggs as Part of a Diet Plan

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DEPRESSION & ANXIETY RELIEF: Why a BATH May Be Just the Ticket Chipur

Happens all the time. We get all gummed-up in an episode of depression or anxiety and frantically search for quick-relief options. But in desperation the "old faithfuls" often fall by the wayside. For instance, when was the last time you soaked in a tub? Dive-in and let's chat...

08:13

How Much Do You Really Know About Vaccine Safety? Healthy Holistic Living

This article is shared with permission from our friends at Dr.Mercola. The video above features a lecture by Del Bigtree,1 an Emmy award-winning producer of The Doctors talk show for six years, and one of the producers of the documentary Vaxxed. I actually attended and saw the talk he gave during the 2017 Truth About Cancer... View Article

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08:01

14 Books That Will Completely Change The Way You View The World Healthy Holistic Living

With the rise of smartphones, movie and TV streaming, social media, (and a good, old-fashioned trip to the cinemas), many people have expressed concerns that people are missing out on reading books. Not to mention, once you graduate and reading is no longer motivated by the desire for good grades, it can be easy to... View Article

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08:00

Dr Ron Unfiltered Uncensored Medical Updates in the News Dr Ron Unfiltered Uncensored

Drs Ron Gerry and Dan with over 150 years of medical experience, not controlled by Big Pharm or outside interests, will give you their opinions on the latest guidlines for hypertension and some ofthe side effects of commonly used medicaions. We will also review the past year and where we are heading in 2018.   Email docronradio@gmail.com Facebook: Dr Ron Unfiltered Uncensored   Also on iTunes, Stitcher, Blubrry and Google Play   347-989-8899

07:50

Study: Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil Improves Dental Health Health Impact News

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by Paul Fassa
Health Impact News

More conventional dentists and medical professionals are now understanding the merits of oil pulling. Not only are there numerous testimonies that have motivated many to urge others into the practice of oil pulling, there is empirical scientific evidence from clinical studies that show ones health may benefit from oil pulling.

Youll find information and demonstrations of oil pulling for oral and dental health mostly on internet websites and YouTube channels.

Theyre part of the renaissance of an ancient health practice from India, swishing a dietary oil around ones mouth and sucking it through the spaces between ones teeth, thus the term oil pulling.

The most recent study was done in India in September (2017).

Study: Comparative Evaluation of Antiplaque Efficacy of Coconut Oil Pulling and a Placebo, Among Dental College Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial

This study observed 40 dental students aged 18 to 22, divided into control and test subjects of 20 each.

The 40 participants were accepted on the criteria that they had at least 20 original natural teeth and a minimum plaque score of one with no dental visits during the previous three months.

Students who had dental conditions requiring immediate dental attention, had existing soft gum tissue, or used topical or systemic antibiotics during the three months prior were considered ineligible.

The reserarchers tested with coconut oil while using a mineral water placebo for the control group. The same colored bottles were used for each and labeled A or B.

All 40 volunteers were instructed to use the normal oil pulling procedure discussed earlier for 10 minutes with an amount of 10 to 15 milliliters (ml) without swallowing.

They were also told to not brush their teeth or use any other type of mouthwash. What was in each bottle was not disclosed to either group of randomly chosen individuals nor were the contents disclosed to the third party investigator examining their teeth after selected periods during the seven day trial period.

Individuals in each group were examined at baseline, the third day, and at the seventh day when the trial ended.

The researchers noticed a significant drop in plaque measurements among the members of the study gr...

07:12

12 Everyday Stretches that Help You Stay Flexible and Avoid Pain at Any Age REALfarmacy.com

Source: 12 Everyday Stretches that Help You Stay Flexible and Avoid Pain at Any Age For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

Given our modern pace of life and sedentary lifestyle, muscle pain such as lower back pain and neck tension has become far too common. Whether its shoulder tension from being hunched at a desk for hours, or wrist pain from typing at a computer, sore muscles can make any movement difficult and painful. As a []

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06:19

New Jersey Residents Threatened with Arrest and Fines for Possession of Raw Milk Health Impact News

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by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

The raw milk wars are heating up again.

Raw milk is illegal in New Jersey, so many people who wish to drink pure, unadulterated raw milk direct from the farm, need to cross state lines into neighboring states in order to obtain it.

Not satisfied apparently with restricting the production, sale, and distribution of raw milk in New Jersey, state regulators, allegedly backed by the powerful FDA, are going after citizens in New Jersey for mere possession of the banned substance. Furthermore, they are apparently targeting immigrants in the state, mainly from India, where raw milk is a big part of their culture and cuisine.

Terrified citizens of New Jersey today fear fines and possible civil action simply for possessing raw milk.

Food activist David Gumpert blogged about the recent action in New Jersey, as he has been in contact with some of the citizens who are being threatened.

In a December 9, 2017 post he wrote:

Its highly unusual for food regulators in a raw milk enforcement crackdown to visit private homes and threaten consumers.

Within the last two weeks, at least one investigator from a New Jersey health authority has visited private homes in at least four towns that serve as drop sites for private food clubs, taking photos of food coolers and warning consumers they could face fines or other legal penalties, presumably for using their homes as pickup points for raw dairy and other food for their local neighborhoods.

Perhaps New Jersey regulators feel emboldened in targeting consumers because of the agencys special enforcement wrinkle: All the communities targeted by the investigation thus far appear to be in neighborhoods heavily populated by immigrants from India.

Gumpert contacted local officials about the harassing visits to people in their homes, but did not get a response as to why they were targeting raw milk consumers, most of whom were from India:

as of now, its impossible to know exactly what prompted the NJ investigation or where it will go from here. (Full article here.)

However, it was not much longer before Gumpert found out just what they were up to:...

06:18

Opioid Deaths Plummeting in States with Legal Cannabis REALfarmacy.com

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by James Holbrooks As Attorney General Jeff Sessions continues to lament what he views as a blight on society, a new study is showing that states with medical marijuana programs are seeing drastic reductions in opioid-related hospitalizations and overdoses. From a Reuters article: In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals failed to see a predicted influx []

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05:46

Heart Healthy Canola Oil May Worsen Memory and Cause Plaque to Form in the Brain, New Study Shows AltHealthWorks.com

 

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The oil is commonly used for cooking but may cause serious brain related health problems.

 

 
 

05:26

Common Food Ingredient is Zapping Your Memory Away Leading to Alzheimers Natural Blaze

By Heather CallaghanEditor

One of the worlds most common food ingredients is finally being outed as a big, fat fraud. We hope you are sitting down for this one!

This polyunsaturated oil is touted as healthy by the big food industries, fast food industries, the natural health communities (!), and even our regulatory agencies.

Were talking about canola oil! One of the worst food creations in modern history if you can even call it a food product. A study came out showing that canola oil was like battery acid to the cardiovascular system and no one listened. Cooked polyunsaturated oils were recently linked to cancer.nothing but crickets.

This oil is everywhere in most restaurants, in pretty much all fast food items, every packaged snack you can think of, in everything you can store in a cabinet and worst of all in nearly all natural health snack goods. 

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05:25

Austria a Step Away From Banning Glyphosate Natural Blaze

By Brandon TurbevilleNatural Blaze

Austria is one step closer to banning glyphosate at the national level.

The Austrian Peoples Party and the Freedom Party of Austria have both announced that they are seeking a national ban on the active ingredient in the worlds most ubiquitous herbicides. This is significant because the two parties are about to form a new government in Austria.

Sebastian Kurz, the future Austrian Chancellor, has stated that he wants to phase out glyphosate of the entire country.

Environmental organizations are praising the move as Kurz has also stated that he wants to orient Austria to France and Italy which also is witnessing a movement to ban glyphosate at the national level.

At the state level, Carinthia and Tyrol are looking at banni...

05:23

Agnotology in Vaccine Problems Non-Placebo Placebos Natural Blaze

By Pixie Seymour

Agnotology = Culturally induced ignorance by the publication of inaccurate or misleading scientific data

The biggest and most disgusting agnotology problem with so-called science that is relied on for safety in vaccines, is that in most of the human trials, the new vaccine is tested against what is nearly a whole other vaccine! New vaccines are not tested against the usual placebo of saline. By not using an inert substance for a placebo, that is violating the baseline of nothing in their research studies.

With the MMR for example, a major study was done in Finland (1986) with 581 sets of twins. This double blind placebo study tested the reactions from the combined MMR vaccine. This study is relied on by the Australian government as evidence that the MMR vaccine is safe. The results looked good, IF you skip over what the placebo actually was. The so-called placebo group received the same product including neomycin and phenol-red indicator but without the viral antigens, i.e.

The placebo group received a product with neomycin, sorbitol and hydrolysed gelatine, Medium 199 (vitamins, amino acids, foetal bovine serum, sucrose, glutamate), Minimum Essential Medium, phosphate, recombinant human albumin, chick embryo cell culture and WI-38 human diploid lung fibroblasts. Lets pull that statement apart to see what they meant and exactly what that placebo was. Firstly the same product We are talking about the MMR vaccine being used as the placebo, but without the viral antigens. Lets then look at the other ingredients in the MMR that were administered in the placebo.

  • Live attenuated rubella virus propagated in WI-38 human diplo...

05:09

Child protection agency employee charged with child porn Health Nut News

Last Friday, the Camden County Prosecutors office charged Charles Borrelli, 55, a longtime contractor with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, with third-degree possession of child pornography after detectives with the countys High-Tech Crimes Unit conducted a search of Borrellis home on Rollingwood Drive and seized numerous digital devices from his residence. Borrelli is the

05:01

20 Aromatherapy Scents for Total Emotional Balance Natural Blaze

 

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Aromatherapy Scents for Emotional Balance

Specific scents are helpful for different issues; someone who is dealing with depression may need an energizing aroma while an anxious person would benefit from more calming, soothing smells. In some cases, certain scents are indicated for multiple conditions, and these may be a welcome addition for anyone seeking greater overall satisfaction and emotional balance.

04:55

Dozens of NASA Scientists have died in the past few years Health Nut News

A recent claim has caught our attention: over the last couple of years the worlds top Planet X Astronomers, Astrophysicists and NASA scientists have been dying, and from mysterious circumstances, it seems. The causes have ranged from documented assassinations, sudden diseases and mysterious accidents and all just before releasing important information to the world. In

04:41

Practically Mandatory Nurse Forced to Wear Mask for Three Years for Declining Flu Shot Natural Blaze

By Alex Pietrowski

For years, many have warned that vaccinations would eventually become mandatory as part of the government assault on health freedom. Indeed, there is now more pressure than ever coming from state governments, schools and peers to take vaccines, and as some healthcare workers have stated, mandatory vaccines are already here in the form of job requirements that punish employees for choosing not to get the jabs.

In 2016, Lauren Atkinson, a former hospital nurse from Georgia, pleaded with the public to pay attention to the trend of requiring health workers to take the seasonal flu shot. Her warning went viral, no pun intended, and can be seen here

Now, another former nurse has gone public with her experience of refusing to take the annual flu shot and the persecution she faced from her employers and co-workers.

Required to wear a medical face mask for three years, Tiffany Nicole posted about her experiences in choosing to make her own health decisions in an environment of increasing mania and disinfo about vaccines. Most notably, she points out that she chose to care for her own health by boosting her immune system with healthy habits, something which is never recommended and rarely discussed as an alternative to seasonal vaccines by pro-vaccine advocates.

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03:56

Jaggery: Is This Traditional Sweetener from India Worth Trying? The Healthy Home Economist

Jaggery is a traditional sweetener with a multi-thousand year history of use in Asia, Africa and South America. Few sweeteners besides raw honey have had more widespread influence. While most in Western countries are still unfamiliar with this ancestral food, it is an excellent and nutritious substitute for more processed sweeteners as long as you ...

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Moving On Mad In America

Many people visiting a psychiatrist are suffering from Dependent Personality Disorder a terrifying fear of being abandoned yet researchers do not know what causes it and there is no cure. You will not be surprised to learn, then, that although I saw a number of counselors and therapists for my dependency issues, they were unable to help me. Eventually I cured myself, and I hope that my story will help the professionals to rethink their approach.

The reason I developed this condition is clear to me in hindsight. My mother was controlling and manipulative. She had set ideas on everything and tried to squash me into a mould of her own making. But it wasnt enough to do what she said I had to agree with it as well. I turned down my dream job as an editorial assistant on the first free newspaper set up in South London when I left school because my mother told me I should get a secure job with a pension at the end of it.

If I didnt agree with my mother, she told me that there was something psychologically wrong with me, like the time I invited her to see my new house. I explained that it wasnt perfect  the garden was too small  but one day I hoped to have my dream house. Theres something wrong with you, she told me. Youre never satisfied. You should stick with what youve got.

My father was rigid and inflexible. He only spoke to give orders and expected to be obeyed. He locked and bolted the door at 10pm every night and I had to be in the house by then, even when I was an adult and out at work. I wasnt even allowed to stay overnight at a friends place.

I grew up believing that any pain I felt at my parents treatment was my fault, that I had a fatal flaw in my character and my parents were trying hard to put me right. In order to cope with this, I became two people  the inner one or the real me and the outer one, the one that did what I was told. I would watch myself doing what my parents told me to do, saying what they wanted me to say, as if I were an actor on a stage, playing a part. Unlike an actor, though, there was no time when I could shake off the part and revert to being me. That inner self stayed hidden at all times, too scared to come out.

I first went to a therapist at the age of nineteen. My mother arranged it, having told the therapist that my problems were caused by my father. Her argument was very plausible. My father had suffered a nervous breakdown when I was 11 and had been diagnosed as schizophrenic (that was a long time ago and I dont think that would be the diagnosis now). He was very rigid, insisted on being obeyed, spoke little and liked to be alone, so it was easy to believe that my problems were caused by him. My mother backed up her arguments with stories of my fathers childhood: how his father had died in World War I, a few months after he was born so he never knew...

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The Meme That Defines The Ruination Of Childrens Lives Natural Blaze

By Catherine J. Frompovich

As the winter holidays draw near, especially the magical time known as Christmas, children become the main focus, and rightfully so!  Why?  Because the reason for the season was the birth of a child over two thousand years ago, which impacted lives of billions around the world to the point where that life now has been repudiated as politically incorrect.  Nothing can be further from the facts since that young life went on to teach love, compassion and forgiveness.  However, the Nazarenes life from the very beginning was fraught with terror against him. A bureaucrat named Herod, who wanted Baby Jesus dead, [Matthew 2:16] issued a decree with orders, plus implemented a work force to kill all young males under two years of age around the ancient town of Bethlehem in Palestine, a place where the Census of Quirinius was taking place and to which Mary and Joseph traveled to be compliant with the law.

There seems to be uncanny parallels regarding childrens lives being negatively impacted by bureaucrats at various times during recorded history, e.g., the Nazis death camps which included children.  Currently and especially in the USA, Australia and other forceful nations, an unwitting campaign against childrens lives comes under the unfortunate medical guise of preventing disease.  Again, nothing can be outrageously misleading when, as a result of the explosive increase in mandated childhood vaccines, childrens health and lives have been impacted negatively.

That reality...

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Editors-in-chief of math journal resign over controversial paper Retraction Watch

Both editors of a math journal have resigned over the decision to publish a controversial paper, which was apparently made without consulting the editorial board. Last week, the editorial board of EMS Surveys in Mathematical Sciences issued a statement about the paper, saying its acceptance was a serious mistake. According to the statement, the two []

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Chronic Inflammation in Alzheimers Disease Blog RSS

Chronic inflammation is a hallmark of more than 80 recognized autoimmune disorders, and the site of the symptoms (joints, skin, organs) determines the specific disorder. As researchers continue to make progress in understanding Alzheimers disease, it appears that Alzheimers disease m...

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Wild hemp grows everywhere in this U.S. state. The truth about hemp most people dont realize Health Nut News

The United States currently bans the cultivation of industrial hemp in most places, but most people dont realize the true history of the surprisingly controversial (and highly beneficial) crop that has countless, incredible uses in both industry and health. RELATED STORY: Health Benefits of Hemp While hemp and cannabis are seen as a novelty to

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Will McDonalds transition to regenerative agriculture? Health Nut News

By Dr. Mercola For decades, food production has been all about efficiency and lowering cost. We now see what this approach has brought us diminishing food quality, skyrocketing disease statistics and a faltering ecosystem. Regenerative agriculture that makes use of cover crops, no-till and herbivore grazing actually contributes to improved soil health and fertility.

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Campaign to Restore Child Health: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) & Vaccine Injury World Mercury Project

 

U.S. infant mortality rates, which were 6.1 per 1,000 live births in 2010, were double the rates of Finland, Japan, Portugal, Sweden, the Czech Republic, and Norway. Infants in the US are also among the most highly vaccinated compared to other countries. Many parents report that their baby died of SIDS after taking them in for a well-baby checkup and a round of vaccines. WMP believes these deaths need to thoroughly investigated and not dismissed as a coincidence. Here is the story of Mason Bundy and his death after receiving his CDC recommended four month vaccinations. Tell us your story and hashtag it #restorechildhealth and #worldmercuryproject.

Read about our Campaign to Restore Child Health.

The post Campaign to Restore Child Health: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) & Vaccine Injury appeared first on World Mercury Project.

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Healthy fudge recipe to blow away all other fudge recipes Health Nut News

Just in time for holiday parties and the big day itself, comes this amazing recipe from our friends at Healthy Holistic Living. Enjoy!! If youve got a sweet tooth but want to eat healthy, then this recipe is the best of both worlds. RELATED STORY: Try this simple anti-inflammatory turmeric pudding with coconut oil, ginger,

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This man lost half his face to cancer, but had it rebuilt with skin from his arms and legs Health Nut News

PLEASE BE WARNED, PICTURES IN THIS ARTICLE MAY APPEAR GRAPHIC TO SOME PEOPLE. Simply put, Tim McGrath is a fighter. In 2014, the 38-year-old from Michigan began experiencing terrible pain in his jaw and when he went to have it checked out, doctors told him his pain was from a growing tumor, diagnosed as synovial sarcoma.

Tuesday, 19 December

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Parsons: City gets $35K grant to restart fluoridation Fluoride Action Network

The city of Parsons will get $35,000 to restart its fluoridation program at the water treatment plant.

City Manager Debbie Lamb announced during the city commissions Monday evening meeting that the National Association of County and City Health Officials will give the city the grant. Lamb said the city staff had just learned about the grant award earlier in the day.

The city discontinued the decades-long practice of adding fluoride at the water treatment plant in 2013 because of corrosion in piping at the point where fluoride and caustic soda were added. The city later replaced the elbow pipe where the corrosion occurred and continued adding caustic soda, which is necessary, but never re-introduced fluoride, which promotes healthy teeth and is supported by several dental and medical associations but is not mandated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

After weeks of discussion and debate, the commission voted unanimously in November 2013 to contract with engineering firm CH2M Hill to create engineering plans to relocate the injection sites for fluoride and caustic soda. The city staff didnt present the cost estimates of the plan until a January 2016 meeting.

The commission learned that CH2M Hill recommended the fluoride feed be moved to the top of a head tank. The injection pump would need to be maintained by water plant workers, so CH2M Hill suggested that the city add a catwalk leading to the tank for safety. Otherwise, employees would have to climb a ladder to the top of the tank.

While the cost of the fluoride feed system was estimated at $66,500, the price of the elevated walkway was estimated at $76,000, bringing the total to restart the fluoride program to $142,500, according to the CH2M Hill report. Lamb said on Tuesday the city staff is still using those estimates.

The city commission decided not to pursue the fluoride program because of the high costs and other priorities, but a KDHE official told the city about the grant program early this year, and the commission agreed to apply for a grant.

The NACCHO denied the citys first grant application in April, but the city reapplied, barely making the deadline because city staff wasnt notified of the new round of funding until late in the process.

It was just by accident that we got it in on time, Lamb said Monday.

Lamb said Tuesday to the best of her knowledge the project must be complete by June 30, but the city staff still is trying to clarify if the work must be done by then or just bid out.

There had been opposition from several people in the community when the city commission discu...

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Death By Heart Disease Linked To Low Vitamin K - Top 10 Foods Rich In Vitamin K PreventDisease.com

There is a strong link between poor vitamin K status and cardiovascular (CV) mortality, say researchers who warn that around a third of people may be deficient.

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